It is essential that horses receive regular preventative dental care to keep them healthy and up to performance standards. Dental problems can interfere with digestion, cause colic, create chronic jaw and neck stiffness, and may contribute to lameness. The following symptoms could indicate the presence of dental problems:
- Horse is dropping food or losing weight
- Difficulty chewing
- Undigested food particles in your horse’s manure
- Excessive bit chewing or head tossing
- Difficulty riding or being on a line
At Clover Valley Veterinary Services, we recommend a dental exam twice a year and an annual teeth float with sedation. We recommend that regular dental exams begin as soon the foal is born to check for congenital abnormalities. Our two, fully-equipped mobile units perform dental exams, floats and advanced dental care right on your own farm.
Advanced Equine Dental Care
Clover Valley Vet also offers on-site diagnosis and treatment of more advanced dental issues. We offer dental corrections, malocclusion corrections, re-balancing of the dental arcades, and treatment of other dental conditions your horse may be experiencing. Call us today to schedule an appointment for your horse’s dental exam!