At Hambleton Equine Clinic we strive to be at the forefront of modern equine dentistry. From routine checks to advanced dental surgery, our clinicians are experienced and committed to ensuring the dental health of your animal.
Poor dental health is a very common condition in our horses, ponies and donkeys, and can be a cause of severe and chronic pain and poor performance.
Equine dentistry has moved on in leaps and bounds over the past decade. Thankfully we now know much more about equine dental disease and the best ways to prevent and treat it.
The majority of horse owners know that regular dental checks are an essential part of your horse or pony’s routine healthcare. Many horse owners will not know however, just why the routine ‘rasp’ and regular check is necessary.
A horse’s teeth are very different to your own, constantly being worn down by chewing, but also constantly ‘erupting’ throughout its life. Anatomical differences, modern feeding practices and normal age-related changes mean that because of this constant eruption teeth can wear improperly, causing painful sharp points, displacements and overgrowths. Just like in human teeth, other disease processes can also affect horses’ teeth, and if not noted and treated can cause your horse long-term chronic pain and suffering.
Regular checks every 6-12 months help to ensure that problems are identified quickly and avoided where possible.
Did you know that studies have shown dental disease to be present in over 50% of horses?
Dental problems lead to pain, weight-loss, poor-performance, behavioural problems and illness such as colic and infection.
Booking your Routine Dental Appointment
As with all of our ambulatory appointments, we offer slots at convenient times at excellent value, whilst offering the very best service.
To book an appointment or find out more about our services, call our reception team on 01642 723132.