• Visual and hands on examination of the horse’s head.
  • Check incisors, jaw alignment and movement with 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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