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What does a routine dental check up involve?



Visual and hands on examination of the horse’s head. Check incisors, jaw alinement and movement Hausmann gag. Access horse’s demeanour are they anxious or painful? Check tongue, cheeks, gums and lips, looking for ulcers, food packing and areas of pain.  Teeth are checked for correct positioning, looseness, overgrowths, sharp points, ridges, fractures, caries (decay). Checking is carried out by feeling and visually with a light and mirror.  Creating a dental chart to record the dental history of the horse.

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