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Horses’ teeth can give owners an idea of how old their animal is, but it is not an exact science. During the 18th century, horse trainer Sydney Galvayne developed “Galvayne’s Groove,” a system for telling a horse’s age by...
February is National Equine Dental Health Month, so Jeff Hall, DVM, with Equine Technical Services at Zoetis recently hosted a webinar to share some survey findings that could help horse owners keep their horses’ dental health in peak condition.Hall...
Is your horse due for a dental examination? Scheduling dental exams annually is a critical step toward keeping his health, wellness and behavior in check. According to a 2020 equine dental wellness survey conducted by Zoetis, out of nearly...
Could dental pain be the culprit for your horse’s behavioral problems? A recent study done by researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland that was published in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science established a link between common...
Being herbivores, horses rely on eating large amounts of fibrous vegetation throughout the day to keep their digestive systems healthy and their body weight on target. The mechanical means by which your horse tears and grinds hay, grass, and...
Read to learn about horse dentistry and its importance.As veterinarians, there are always those horses we’ll never forget. For me, when it comes to horse dentistry, there are four.The first is Shiloh. During my second year out of vet...
Q: Is removing wolf teeth necessary? When should it be done?A: "Wolf” teeth, the true first premolars, typically sit right next to the first large cheek teeth aka second premolars. They do not occur in every horse, may occur...
Q: Can you settle a bet? I was always told that male horses (stallions and geldings) have more teeth than mares, but my friend says that’s not true. Can you set us straight on horse teeth, how many they...
By Henrietta Coole, Equine GuelphWith winter around the corner, now is the time for a dental check-up and nutritional status assessment, especially for older horses. Compared to spring and summer, horses burn significantly more calories through fall and winter...
After treatment for EOTRH, owner Kym Langevin says that Peanut has never been better.  Peanut is my 13-year-old Quarter Horse/Thoroughbred gelding that I consider my third child. I purchased Peanut from my farrier when I was eight and a half...
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