Equine Dental Services
Horse dental care is performed with a process called “floating”. Floating means to smooth or contour your horse’s teeth with a file (called a “float”). Unlike human teeth, a horse’s teeth keep growing. Periodically throughout the horse’s life, sharp edges develop on the teeth making it painful and difficult to eat.
Horses like humans do have two sets of teeth throughout their lives. Typically they will have lost all of their baby teeth by age 5. Adult horses will have between 36-44 permanent teeth.
The front teeth are used cut the foliage while the back teeth (both top and bottom) are used to turn that into a pulp that is easily digestible. Food that is not properly broken down could lead to digestive issues.
Often times, when teeth have sharp and pointed edges, sores and cuts are developed in the mouth and on the tongue.
Dental Care For Horses in Prescott Arizona
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