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horse dentistry | up-to-date

Up-to-date

For horses, we offer the full spectrum of dental treatments. We undertake regular and intensive continuous education to keep our knowledge, techniques and resources up to date.

We work with the latest equipment that shortens treatment times and keeps any discomfort for your horse to a minimum. If necessary, we are of course qualified as horse veterinarian to administer a light anaesthetic to reduce stress and to be able to attend to harder to reach places in the mouth.


horse dentistry | dental problems

Does your horse have dental problems?

Some problems are easier to diagnose than others. We recommend a veterinarian consultation if your horse has any of the following symptoms:
  • The horse tilt sits head to one side
  • The horse prefers hay to pellets
  • The horse is losing weight
  • Undigested food remnants in manure
  • The horse makes food balls and spills food while eating
  • Colic
  • The horse has bad breath
  • The horse throws its head while being ridden
  • Pain when putting on the bridle
  • Jaw swellings
  • Nose and eye discharges

horse dentistry | conditions

Possible conditions

Dental Hooks

Because horse feed has become softer over time, horses wear their teeth less or differently to how they used to in the past. This may cause so-called dental hooks to form: sharp points on the cheek or tongue side of the teeth that can lead to damage to the oral mucosa, to pain and resistance. If the molars of the upper and lower jaws are not aligned or face each other correctly, it is also possible for hooks to develop, especially on the back of the last molar, usually in the lower jaw.

Wolf teeth problems

Wolf teeth are small, extra molars that sometimes grow in horses’ mouths, most commonly in the upper jaw. Because they are just in front of the ‘normal’ molars, the cause much discomfort when the horse is getting its teeth.

Loose teeth

As teeth in horses slowly grow out from their sockets, it is possible that older horses develop loose teeth. We have the knowledge and necessary equipment to remove these molars in standing horses.

Diastema

A horse with diastema has too much space between the molars. Food is trapped in these spaces and starts to rot. The horse can get much discomfort and pain from this. Because this is a congenital condition, we recommend treatment even before transition to permanent teeth.


horse dentistry | practical information

Practical information

Book an appointment over the phone. We will come to your home, do a full dental examination and discuss any necessary treatment with you.