Dental Care for Horses


Proper dental care is of the utmost importance in all horses. Horses are grazing animals and therefore grind their food as they are chewing. In order to allow this, horse’s teeth continuously grow. As they grow they are worn by this constant grinding. The problem comes in that the lower arcades of teeth are set closer together than the upper arcades of teeth. As the teeth are worn, this off setting forms very sharp and painful points on the outer edges of the upper arcades and inner edges of the lower arcades. These sharp edges are what is removed during floating.

Every horse that I float receives a comprehensive oral exam to identify any problem areas as well as a chiropractic adjustment of the temporomandibular joint.