In addition to issues created by feeding of hay and grain instead of grazing for feed, young horses often suffer dental problems during the transition from baby teeth to permanent teeth.
Most dental problems in older horses involve teeth wearing out, uneven wear, or just the fact that the teeth are missing. This article provides the horse owner with how to identify senior horse dental problems.
"When feeding a horse with no teeth or with very severe tooth damage, feed a slurry of complete pelleted feed and/or mashed alfalfa pellets, and add in some long stemmed soft leafy alfalfa hay because horses without teeth will still want to chew on fiber
It is not an old-wives tale that a horse's age can be told by checking its teeth. Learn the different stages a horse's teeth go through and how the Galvayne's groove is a key to an older horse's age.
Learn about the many kinds of problems that affect horse's teeth and how good dental health goes hand-in-hand with the well-being and peak performance of your horse.
By the time a horse begins to loose weight, drop feed from the mouth while chewing, or show other signs of dental problems, any issues with the horse's mouth are quite advanced.
Learn about changes in dental practices by equine dentists and veterinarians who now care for your horse's teeth with less risk, less pain, and more comfort.
Learn how changes in the ways domestic horses are fed affects their mouths and teeth and what you can do to prevent devastating dental problems.
With the growing demand for horse dental care, non-veterinary technicians are practicing in different areas of the country. Read to learn about criteria for "horse dentists" so you can make informed decisions about what's best for your horse.
Learn basic information about your horse's teeth, how they work, and why choosing the right bit for your horse's mouth is important.