February is National Dental Awareness Month. Here is some great info on keeping your horse’s mouth healthy. Proper dental care is vital to your horse’s health and well-being. Dental pain and discomfort can cause lack of concentration, which can create performance problems. Improper contact between the teeth can also lead to inefficient chewing, weight loss, bit discomfort, excessive tooth wear, tooth abscesses, and the premature loss of teeth. Dental disease and problems arising in horses are sometimes mismanaged or even overlooked. The horse’s mouth should be checked every year on a routine basis in order to determine the health and vitality of the mouth. Find more information in the article below on the importance of caring for your horse’s mouth.
Did you know . . .
It’s not unusual to see horses with significant dental issues that perform and eat just fine! Some horses are just tough, and they simply adapt to their discomfort. What owners often find is that even if they didn't think they were having a problem, their horse is more relaxed and performs better after corrective dental procedures.
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