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Does your horse look thin? Does your horse drop hay and other feed from its mouth while it eats?
If you answered yes to any of theses questions then your horse may have an issue with its teeth. We feel that all horses over 5 years of age are probably ready for a dental. When the first dental is done, we will be able to tell you what a good schedule will be for future dentals to help keep your horse fat and sassy.
What should you expect with Equine dentistry at Willow Creek Veterinary Service?
We like to examine every horse for general health problems before we do a dental procedure. While we do the exam, we like to judge the horse's reaction to our advances to determine if we need to sedate the horse. In most cases, we need to gently sedate the horse. Sedation makes the procedure more tolerable for the horses and safer for the humans that are there. In addition to using sedation, we also like to do the dental while the horse is in the stocks. The stocks keep the horse in one place and again keeps everyone safe. Once the procedure is complete, we will help you and your horse back to the trailer. If you horse has a poor body condition score we can also help you by recommending a diet that will best suit your horse for gaining weight.
What we use for Equine Dentals.
We use the Swissfloat which was developed over twenty years ago by Eisenhut in Switzerland and it has had a dominating role in equine dentistry worldwide. The Swissfloat Slimline is the thinnest rotary float on the market and it is one of the leading instruments for routine dentistry for the equine practitioner worldwide.
New patients receive 15% OFF first visit.