A horse that loses weight, has difficulty eating or chewing, salivates excessively, tilts his head, has bad breath, carry his head high, constantly chews his bit can be a victim a bad teeth. A horse that does not eat enough hay might have problems with gut flora of the colon and digestive problems can develop.

 

In addition to the need to float the teeth, other problems can occur. It is therefore recommended to have a teeth exam on an annual basis. A problem in the mouth and the resulting pain, even if it is not easily perceived by the rider, will affect the performance and behavior of the horse. We must not think that all horses need annual floating, but it’s only after an examination that the veterinarian can be certain.

 

 

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