Dental Care Is a Lifetime Need
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.