Kathryn Woolley BSc (Hons) Equine Dental Science

BEVA / BVDA Qualified Equine Dental Technician

Email: kathryn@kt-equinedentistry.co.uk

Mobile: 07983 404102
Fully Accredited
British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA)
British Veterinary Dental Association (BVDA)
Member of British Association of Equine Dental Technicians (BAEDT)
How do I know if my horse needs its teeth checking?
Any horse that has not received a dental examination and treatment in the last year will definitely require a check up.

Horses are very good at hiding dental pain and as part of their survival instinct they adapt their way of eating to survive. Therefore just because there are no obviously signs it does not mean there are no problems.

Here is a list of a few signs and symptoms your horse may have a dental problem:

  • Weight loss
  • Long fibres found in droppings
  • Malodour from mouth or nose
  • Discharge from nose or eyes
  • Sores in and around the mouth
  • Quidding - dropping partly chewed food
  • Lumps on the lower jaw, enlargements elsewhere on the head, facial swelling
  • Sensitivity around the head
  • Difficult to bridle
  • Head position or contact instability when ridden
  • Heavy contact or leaning on the bit
  • Rearing or bolting
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