Horses are naturally grazing animals and the dietary modifications that result from our modern practices may also affect the way in which teeth are worn.
Horsesâ€™ teeth continue erupting throughout the entire life and this requires appropriate â€śexerciseâ€ť to wear them to the right level and shape. Wear abnormalities are not uncommon and may lead to other problems. In addition horses may suffer from other dental problems.
The most common include:
These problems may result in to other more serious issues such as tooth infections, colic and weight loss. They can be largely avoided by regular examinations by your veterinarian similar to your dental hygienist visits.