Regular dental examinations are essential for the well being of your horse, pony or donkey.
Dental examinations and treatment can improve performance by ensuring the mouth, cheeks and tongue are pain free, and also often reduce feed bills by allowing the teeth to grind together properly. In addition, earlier detection of underlying disease may be possible.
Routine dental work including power work is also available under our protective healthcare visits.
All veterinary surgeons are fully qualified to perform all dental work. At Scarsdale Equine many of our vets have also undergone further training in routine and advanced dental procedures so you can be sure your horse is getting the best possible up-to-date dental care.
Many horses resent dental work being performed. Veterinary surgeons can administer sedation to enable safe and thorough examination and treatment of the mouth and teeth. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to perform high quality dentistry in a horse that is constantly moving his head
Any health concerns and preventative health measures, such as dietary modification to aid management of dental conditions, can often be discussed whilst dental work is being performed
Veterinary Surgeons can administer local anaesthetic, pain relief and antibiotics if necessary
At Scarsdale Equine we have access to equipment such as digital radiography, dental endoscopy and sinoscopy to aid our diagnosis in more complicated cases. In addition we are able to perform dental surgery, such as extractions, at our clinic
Equine teeth are unique in several respects, which mean their dental requirements differ from those of other species. Here are some interesting points to consider:
A further point to consider is that the mouth is very long and narrow, and there is often little space between the cheeks and the teeth especially at the back of the mouth. This means that even slightly sharp teeth in this area can cause considerable discomfort.
Our Healthy Horse Club allows you to budget for your horse’s routine preventative healthcare. We offer Bronze, Silver and Gold packages to suit yours and your horse’s requirements.Join today