Signs Your Horse Needs a Dental Exam

Horses can have a variety of strange behaviors as seen in the photos below. When these behaviors come on suddenly is when we become concerned and the horse should be examined by a professional to investigate further. 


Every horse is different and unique. What is not a big deal to one, could be a major problem for another. It never hurts to have your horse examined. 


Remember, a pound of prevention is worth a pound of cure! 

Making Strange Faces

Head Tilt

Weight Loss

Difficulty Eating

Dropping Feed/Quidding

Salivation

Nasal Discharge/Bad Breath

Choking

Opening Mouth

Evading the Bit

Bolting

Resisting Forward Movement

Difficulty Turning

Refusing Jumps

Rearing

Colic

Loss of Appetite

Teething/Wood Chewing

DOES YOUR HORSE EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE ISSUES ABOVE?

There are many ways a horse can show us it has discomfort in its mouth.  The following are just a few.  If your horse exhibits any of these clinical signs, it may be advisable to contact an equine dentist.

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