Dentistry and oral health are commonly forgotten in horses. However, here at South Fork Animal Clinic, we are proud of the dental work we provide our patients.
Horses’ teeth grow all through their lives. As they eat and chew, they grind their teeth down. However, they don’t usually grind their teeth down evenly. This can lead to sharp points that can actually cause them pain when they are eating. If left untreated, horses can get sores in their mouths from the sharp points. Some horses will stop eating entirely because of how much pain their mouths are in.
Veterinarians and horse dentists used to use a manual tool to wear down the sharp points so that horses could eat better. Now, there is a power float that makes the job much more efficient!
Here at South Fork Animal Clinic, we are proud to be able to float teeth with a power float. We can quickly and efficiently grind your horses’ teeth back into shape.
If you are concerned about your horses’ teeth or would like to have them checked out because it has been a while, feel free to contact us today at (208) 745-7791. We would be happy to schedule an appointment for your horses.