Why Equine Dentistry For My Horse?

Geoff Tucker, DVM FAQ - Basics

A Horse Chews 10,000 To 40,000 Times Per Day

Horse teeth continually erupt but as they wear against each other and as the tongue strops teeth into razor sharp edges, painful ulcers develop in the associated soft tissue. Many horses object to this pain. The result is poor bit performance as well as disuse of the tooth which leads to local tooth disease and premature loss.

I make 1 mistake in this video in the beginning. I accidentally say “grow” in stead of “erupt” as I correctly say later. I apologize but the horse’s teeth are fully developed by 5 years of age. They do not grow like their hooves or your finger nail. They erupt a little bit over time until they have no more tooth to erupt. See the explanation below.

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