10 signs that your horse needs a dentist ~ recognising equine dental problems

10 signs that indicate that your horse might need a dental check up:

1. Difficulty in chewing

2. Quidding ie. loss of food from the mouth whilst eating

3. Loss of appetite

4. Swellings on jaw or face

5. Abrasions to the tongue or gums

6. Foul smelling breath

7. Undigested feed matter in manure eg. long stems or whole grain

8. Loss of condition

9. Discomfort with bit eg. head tossing, chewing, head tilted to one side

10. Poor performance

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