Recent studies have found that up to 70% of horses have undiagnosed dental problems. This is a real welfare concern for our horses as dental problems can seriously deteriorate unseen until the horse shows clinical signs.
Horses are stoic animals, which mean they can endure pain for long periods of time without showing signs, especially with pain related to teeth! Due to this, many horse owners don’t realise that their horses could be suffering in silence.
Prevention is better than cure and it is important to maintain regular dental health checks for your horse.
We recommend dental checks every 6-12 months to ensure any unidentified issues are treated as quickly as possible. This recommendation will vary for older horses or those that have specific abnormalities.
Many modern dental treatments are only possible if problems are identified before they become advanced. Just as in humans, early intervention is better than dealing with a dental catastrophe.