Equine Performance Veterinary Practice looks forward to providing you and your horse with a safe and comprehensive oral examination to develop appropriate treatment plans.
Unlike human teeth, horses have teeth that grow continuously throughout their lives. With plant-based diets, horses extract nutrients from food by grinding and crushing plant fibers. This repeated activity combined with the anatomy of a horse’s mouth (the upper row of teeth sits wider than the lower row), among other reasons, can lead to abnormal wear patterns (malocclusions, enamel points, etc.), which can lead to more serious problems such as weight loss, colic or changes in behavior.
Regular dental care can mitigate any problems, and in the long run, improve performance, decrease medical bills, and potentially lengthen your horse’s life.