Recently we had a horse with a ‘nice’ case of dental decay brought into the clinic.
This particular dental caries (cavity) was well advanced as, like many people, this horse’s owner didn’t think their horse would have cavities because they don’t eat sweets or drink coca-cola.
Just like in humans though, sweets and sugar are just one of the causes of cavities. Food sticking in the tooth or some small cracks and holes in which bacteria can proliferate, may create decay.
These images show the extent of the dental decay, and the placement of a dental filling.
If your horse hasn’t had a dental check, or overall health check recently, make sure you book a consultation either at our clinic or with our ambulatory vet who can come to you.
Healthy horse teeth, help make a happy healthy horse.