Dentistry

dentalWhen you examine your horse’s teeth regularly, you’re ensuring your horse will remain happier, healthier, respond better to its bit, and receive the full benefit of the nutrition it receives.

A dental problem can be the reason for your horse’s weight loss, head throwing and shaking, head tilt, inability to eat, as well as resisting, fighting, or biting the bit.

Preventative dental care for equines begins with an evaluation so Dr. Geertsema knows if your horse needs a straightforward hand float versus a power floating requiring a little chemical help. Not all horses need to be sedated for floating teeth. In the initial oral exam, Dr. Geertsema explores the condition of your horse’s teeth so he can determine which instruments to use.

For more severe cases, extractions and fillings can be performed for a healthier and happier horse.