Den­tal Care Is a Life­time Need

Horse & Rider - - Horse Life -

Reg­u­lar den­tal ex­ams should start when a horse is young, to avert is­sues with caps (baby teeth, some­times re­tained too long) and wolf teeth (in­cisors, painful when unerupted). In­deed, through­out your horse’s life, preven­tion is the key to den­tal health. Hav­ing his teeth checked and floated (sharp points filed down) ev­ery six to 12 months will keep small prob­lems from cre­at­ing larger ones. He’ll need ex­tra watch­ful­ness over his teeth as he ages, too, as pe­ri­odon­tal (gum) dis­ease can also de­velop.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.