The laws governing equine veterinary care and dentistry are complex and vary by state. It is in your best interest (and your horse’s) to know who can legally provide equine dental care in your area. The use of non-veterinarian “equine dentists” is common but may involve medical and legal risks, and only a licensed veterinarian should administer a sedative or analgesic to your horse, diagnose dental problems, and develop and oversee a treatment plan. In our effort to provide the highest quality care to our equine patients, our veterinary practice is pleased to offer full-service dental care for horses.
Dental health is an important part of your horse’s overall health. Malocclusion, mouth pain, and other problems can contribute to head shaking, bit resistance, and other problem behaviors. Your horse may not be exhibiting any of these behaviors and may seem normal, but do you really know if he or she has a healthy mouth? It is important for us to examine your horse’s teeth periodically to determine if there are any dental issues . If your horse’s teeth are fine, we can offer expert advice to help you keep them that way!
Dental health shouldn’t be taken for granted. We want your horse to live a long, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is important to maintain your horse’s weight and body condition. Your horse’s health is important to us, so call today to discuss your horse’s dental care needs and how we can help!