Nobody likes going to the dentist! At Russell Equine we use the latest in HDE float technology to ensure that we can do the best job with teh least discomfort for your horse. There are many conditions that can affect your horse's mouth. Routine inspection of your horse's eating habits and bit responsiveness is a good start, but an annual inspection can often diagnose and treat issues that may not be apparent. We have included routine dentistry in our herd health programs to take the worry out of remembering
How do I know if my horses teeth need floating?
Lke people, each horse is an individual. Some of hte problems that you may notice when your horse needs its teeth floated are:
1. Your horse may start to drop more than a normal amount ofgrain when eating
2. You may find small balled up hay remnants in the stall from incomplete chewing
3. Your horse may move its head upward in an unusual manner when chewing, or chew preferentially on one side of its mouth
4. There may be a "rotten" smell in your horse's mouth- often a sign of a root abscess or gum infection
5.Your horse is more sensitive/ resistant to the bit when riding, or your horses behaviour has changed when pressure is put on the bit (throwing of head, grabbing of bit, bucking/rearing)
6.Your horse is losing weight, or is a hard keeper
At Russell Equine, we have tried to stay ahead of the curve by offering the latest in dental power equipment. With multiple head configurations- we always have the right equipment for the job!