Dental Floating for Equines

Just like dogs and cats, dental care is extremely important for horses as well. The ability to chew food properly is essential for a horse to be able to absorb calories, vitamins and minerals from the foods they eat. The absorption of food not only gives the horse energy but also helps maintain a healthy weight and a balanced metabolism. Without proper dental care, poor dental health can shorten the lifespan of a horse.

That is why Brandon Veterinary Clinic offers Dental Floating for Equines. A horse's lower jaw is narrower than the upper jaw. Sometimes this causes sharp points to form along the edges of the teeth due to the way horses grind their teeth when they chew. These sharp points can cut the inside of the mouth and the tongue causing pain. This pain can make a horse not want to chew and can prevent a horse from absorbing the necessary vitamins and minerals needed to maintain a healthy life. Dental Floating is the filing down of these points to help prevent horses from cutting the inside of the mouth or tongue. Call Brandon Veterinary Clinic today to find out more information on dental floating.