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Horse Health 101 : Horse Health Library : Dentistry
  • Common Equine Dental Problems
    Taking good care or your teeth is immensely important if you would like to keep them. Horses have many of the very same issues involving plaque, cracked and abscessed teeth as well as gingivitis and halitosis or foul-smelling breath. A bad tooth creates a...
  • Equine Dental Care: Ulcers and Sharp Points
    Domesticated horses require dental care to prevent their teeth from developing sharp points and eventually causing mouth ulcers. This is because in captivity, horses chew less abrasive food and chew less often than non-domesticated horses, who on average ...
  • Equine Dentistry & Floating Teeth Annually
    Equine dentistry and the floating of your horse's teeth is a matter that should be addressed on a yearly basis as a part of a comprehensive well-horse program. Floating is the term used in the equine industry as the procedure that removes sharp points fro...
  • Equine Dentistry: Starting Good Habits Early
    Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This adage certainly rings true for equine dentistry. At Mid-Rivers Equine Centre, we believe your horse’s dental care should begin during a neonatal exam an...
  • Equine Diastemata (abnormal accumulation of food between the teeth)
    A diastema is a term that refers to the space between two teeth. In horses, especially geldings, the space where a bit fits, i.e. between the canines and the first cheek teeth, is a wide diastema. Technically there is no space between the cheek teeth at...
  • Horse Teeth Facts
    How many teeth do horses have? If they have a complete set, which is rare, they would have 44 teeth. Horses have teeth that continue to erupt for 20 to 30 years. These teeth are called a "hypsodont." The horse's front teeth are ...
  • Signs Your Horse May Need Their Teeth Floated
    While looking into you horse's mouth for signs of dental problems can be a difficult task, there are other signs that you can watch for that may indicate that your horse needs to have its teeth floated. Throwing of head Acting up under saddle Unusual...
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