Large Animal Dentistry
The teeth of a horse continually erupt throughout their life. Due to the natural chewing motion and the way the tooth erupts overtime, sharp areas develop on the teeth that can decrease a horse’s ability to digest feed and can cause a horse to resist the bit as the result of painful lesions that can form in the mouth. To ensure optimum oral health throughout the life of a horse it is important to have their teeth floated, meaning the sharp areas of the teeth are filed down, on a yearly bi-yearly basis.
The entire procedure is performed under sedation which ensures not only a complete oral exam can be performed, but also ensures that the far back teeth can be filed down as well.