We Offer Equine Dentistry Services in South Carolina.
What are the signs of teeth and mouth problems?
There are so many different symptoms you can see in
a horse who has problems in its mouth, from nothing noticeable through very mild and to severe in caracter. It is important
to remember that the horse can and will suffer in silence, so even if your horse seems "normal", this is no reason not to
have its mouth checked on a regular basis.
Head shaking, head tossing and head shyness
Feed packing (you will see bumps on the outsides of the molars because of
accumulation of feed.)
Pain in the face
Bad breath or smell from nose
Reluctancy to eat
"Acting out" when being ridden or driven
Pulling the head to one side when being ridden or driven.
Dropping of food from the mouth
You might find large particles of straw and oats in the manure
Colics and impactions of the throat.Larger amounts of feed than normal without gaining weight.
Losing weight and condition, dull coat
Frothing and exessive salivation
Swelling and deformities of the face
Sinusitis with or without nasal discharge
Respiratory problems if swellings in the nasal tract
Loss of performance
Draining abscess from jaw