An important part of equine care is routine dental checks by a qualified equine dentist. This should be done annually but depends on your equines age and needs. Today Gazza had a visit from Equine Dental Technician, Peter Smith (BAEDT).
After rinsing out Gazza’s mouth with an anti-bacterial wash to rid all the bits of food, Peter gently put the speculum mouth gag on Gazza. This gag causes no pain to the equine and allows the dentist to attend to the molars at the back of the mouth, it is almost impossible to do any work without this vital piece of equipment.
Now that Peter could see and feel right into Gazza’s mouth it was apparent that poor Gazza had some very wide and sharp molars at the back that had caused indentations on the inside of his cheeks. The most efficient way of rasping these is with a motorised float, not all horses will tolerate this unsedated but our Gazza was a star!
Hopefully Gazza will now feel much more comfortable when he eats and when ridden. To understand why it is important to have your equines teeth attended to please read the article on the blog here.
We have some exciting news coming up soon for Gazza so keep checking the blog for updates……