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Dentistry

At OCEC we believe dental health is a key component of your horse’s wellness. We recommend annual dental exams to look for possible issues before they become a larger problem. These issues would include sharp points that cause ulcerations, malocclusions, teeth infections, and many other conditions that might occur.


Signs Your Horse May Need A Dental 

  1.  Your horse is dropping feed.
  2.  Your horse is fighting the bit and resisting training.
  3.  Weight loss.
  4.  Unilateral nasal discharge with a strong odor.
  5.  Drooling or Quidding.
  6.  Head tilting or tossing.

Procedures Available

  1. Routine Annual Dental Exams.
  2. Both electric and manual hand floating available.
  3. Wolf Tooth Extractions.
  4. Molar Extractions.


What to Expect at a Dental Exam

The doctor will do an examination of the horse's mouth. This may require sedation. If it is determined that the horse needs dental work done, the horse will then be sedated and a speculum put in their mouth. The doctor will then perform whatever procedure is deemed necessary. If you have any questions about this or think your horse is due for a dental exam, please give us a call.


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