Another Dental Myth, BUSTED!

Have you ever thought since your horse was maintaining weight that they could forego their regular (every 3-12 months) dental exam?

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What if we told you that isn’t true? If you wait until your horse has starts losing weight due to dental problems, there is likely a BIG problem that could have been avoided with timely exams.

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It is much easier and less costly in the long run to prevent a problem or correct it in the early stages instead of waiting until the problem causes weight loss.


 

This mare had no history of weight loss only weight gain issues!

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Below is a Photo of Her Mouth

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Cheek Callous from Chronic Sharp Points Gouging the Area

 

Fortunately she only needed all the sharp points removed to have her be comfortable and heal.

 


 

This is Luna, she has a very important job, she’s a Therapy Horse.

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And this was Luna’s mouth a couple months prior. She was in pain and not eating…. this was one side of her mouth.

Luna Before and After

The other side had a fractured tooth – OUCH!


Waiting too long usually means that the problem can then only be managed by drastic measures like pulling a tooth!

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And if your horse could talk, he would tell you that he really would like to keep all of his teeth!

Contact Dr. Debra today for a dental exam, don’t wait until  your horse is losing weight!