Equine veterinarians care for your horse. For many equine owners, their horse is a gentle companion. With proper care, including veterinary care, horses can live long lives, giving their owners many years of joy.
Horses Body Condition Scores
Regular body condition scoring helps you keep your horse in good health. Learn how and when to score your horse with Dr. Bob Coleman of the University of Kentucky.
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All horses deserve a thorough oral examination by an equine veterinarian at least once a year to ensure good overall health. While most dental problems are easily treated when diagnosed early, neglecting one can lead to other serious health problems for your horse. Learn how you can keep your horse smiling with proper dental care.
Proper dental care is essential to your horse’s health, well-being, and longevity. Even if your horse does not show outward symptoms of dental problems, it’s likely that he has developed sharp points on his teeth which can interfere with his ability to chew hay and grain easily. As horses age, it is important to maintain an even bite plane in order to ensure a level grinding surface into their later years. Otherwise, the surfaces may be worn excessively and/or unevenly, and alignment may be impossible, possibly leading to gum disease in older horses. Among many benefits, proper equine dental care can prevent premature tooth loss, reduce impaction and colic, allow easier tooth eruption, and prevent pain during bit use and feeding. Ask your veterinarian to recommend a dental care program that is appropriate for your horse.
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