How to detect dental disease in the horse

dental disease

El horse with dental problems they may show obvious signs, such as pain or irritation, or they may show no signs at all. Because some horses just get used to or adapt to their discomfort. For this reason, regular dental exams are essential to detect any dental disease.

An oral exam should be an essential part of the physical exam done annually by a veterinarian. Each dental exam provides the opportunity to perform dental preventive maintenance. As a result, you will have a healthier and more comfortable horse.

Signs that you have mouth problems

The most obvious signs that the horse suffers from an oral disease are several. Loss of food from the mouth when eating, difficulty chewing, excessive salivation. Loss of the physical conditions of the body. Above all it is very striking that it has mouth problems because food is thrown away during chewing due to the pain it causes. You can stop for a few moments and then start over. Other times they may drop the partially chewed bolus. This can lead to injury. Mainly on the cheek.

Difficulty digesting long stalks or whole grains. Bowing or throwing head, bite the brake, tongue flabby and hanging, fighting the brake or resists putting on the flange. They are symptoms that it bothers you.

Su physical activity is reduced or almost nil. He even has loss of reflexes when receiving orders. There may even be obvious resistance to receiving the brake. This leads to an alteration in behavior. Especially in the way of moving the head when performing a certain exercise.

Bad smell from the mouth or the nose or traces of blood in the mouth. As well as nasal discharge or swelling of the face, jaw or oral cavity tissue. Sometimes they do not want to drink cold water because of the intense pain it causes.

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