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10 Signs Your Horse Needs a Dental Exam

Equine dentistry is more than just floating teeth. It's much broader and examines the horse’s health more systemically, which is why it’s important to have your veterinarian perform annual dental exams. The general goals of equine dentistry include:

  • Improving the chewing of food

  • Relieving pain and treating or curing infection and disease

  • Promoting general health, productivity, and longevity

  • Preventing more painful and costly problems later

According to the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), these 10 signs suggest that your horse needs a dental exam:


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