Dental Problems

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Getting to Know EOTRH

April 23, 2015

This painful dental disease is often seen in older horses and can have severe consequences. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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Researchers Study Bit-Induced Trauma

March 20, 2015

Bits that do not fit properly, are aggressive, or used incorrectly can cause damage to horses' mouths, researchers said.... Read More

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Four Ways to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy

February 15, 2015

A wellness plan is a proactive approach in caring for your horse.... Read More

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Endoscopy for Equine Dental Exams

February 13, 2015

Oral endoscopy provides vets with a detailed, magnified view of dental and soft tissue structures in the horse's mouth.... Read More

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Nutrition as a Component of Equine Dental Care

February 08, 2015

The condition of your horse's teeth can have a big impact on how he's fed. Here's what to know.... Read More

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Equine Dental Exams in Five Easy Steps

February 07, 2015

Learn how a systematic approach can help practitioners identify minor dental issues before they become serious problems.... Read More

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Helpful Tips on Caring for Senior Horses This Winter

December 17, 2014

From joint health to hoof care and nutrition to dental issues, learn how to help your old horse conquer the cold.... Read More

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Teeth in Strange Places

December 16, 2014

Can a tooth grow out of the front of the horse's head, close to the eye? ... Read More

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Ways to Reduce a Cribber's Colic Risk

December 04, 2014

Researchers suggestions include maximizing cribbers' turnout time, making sure forage is readily available, and more.... Read More

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Senior Horse Feed: Not Just for Seniors

November 13, 2014

Here are five situations when a senior feed could benefit a horse, regardless of age.... Read More

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Kansas State to Host Equine Clinic on Nov. 8

November 03, 2014

Presentation topics will include senior horse dental problems, feeding horses, behavior, farriery, and more.... Read More

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How to Care for Aging Equids' Teeth

October 31, 2014

Learn what dental problems veterinarians manage in senior horses and how owners can help monitor them.... Read More

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Tips for Preparing Your Older Horse for Winter

October 23, 2014

Take these considerations into account when preparing older horses for winter and maintaining them throughout.... Read More

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Hypersalivation in Horses

October 06, 2014

Does your horse drool like a dog? Here are some reasons why, from the benign to the life threatening.... Read More

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What You Need to Know About Your Horse's Teeth

September 13, 2014

Owners often report that their horses relax and perform better after corrective dental procedures.... Read More

This is a <em>Hipparionini</em> horse from 16-12 million years ago from Nebraska.

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What We Can Learn from Horses' Evolving Tooth Enamel

August 28, 2014

By studying teeth from different eras, we can see how horses adapted to different grazing lands and domestication.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Dental Care Costs

July 29, 2014

Of the 868 respondents, 359 (41%) said their annual dental care costs vary depending on their horses' needs. ... Read More

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Researchers Link Red Complex Bacteria, EOTRH

July 29, 2014

The presence of red complex bacteria could be a red flag for impending tooth reabsorption, researchers say.... Read More

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Does Your Horse Need a Dentist?

June 24, 2014

Find out why you should make regular dental checkups part of your horse's scheduled maintenance.... Read More

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10 Equine Dentistry Resources on TheHorse.com

February 24, 2014

February is the American Veterinary Medical Association's national pet dental health month.... Read More

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Equine Colic Risk Factors

January 31, 2014

Certain management factors might affect the likelihood of colic episodes.... Read More

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Keeping the Big Guys Healthy

January 20, 2014

Caring for draft horses involves both physiological and logistical challenges. ... Read More

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Researchers Identify EOTRH Risk Factors

January 19, 2014

EOTRH is a painful, recently identified condition that primarily affects horses' incisors and canine teeth.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

January 15, 2014

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More

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Horse Head Tossing and Teeth

December 30, 2013

What would cause my mare to throw her head up repeatedly when she is ridden?... Read More