Routine dental work is an important part of maintaining your horse’s health. It is also an important aspect of maintaining peak performance in the pleasure, show and trail horse. A vital function of equine teeth is the proper mastication or mechanical breakdown of feed materials. This allows the gastrointestinal tract of the horse to get the available nutrients out of the feed that the horse eats. This improves feed efficiency and function of the digestive process. Comfort of the horse can be achieved through proper dentistry. The conformation of the horse’s mouth can lead to the production of hooks, ramps and points that can lead to ulcers or sores in the mouth from constant wear on sharp teeth. We routinely check all horses at the time of vaccination and will make recommendations on the frequency of your horse’s dental needs.