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Equine Dental Services From Your Bowling Green Veterinarian

Like most folks from Kentucky, we love our horses! The team at Snodgrass Medical Center is proud to offer a wide range of comprehensive and affordable equine veterinary services, including equine dental care

horse before dental care from a Bowling Green Veterinarian

Straight From The Horse's Mouth: Top Things You Didn't Know About Horse Teeth, Mouth, and Gums

  • Your full-grown horse has up to 44 teeth! Comparatively, humans only have 32. 

  • A healthy horse mouth has pink gums and cream-colored teeth, often with dark streaks (plant pigment from a horse's diet naturally changes tooth color). 

  • Are you putting on your horse's bit properly? While it may touch your horse's tongue and corners of the mouth, a bit should never come in contact with your horse's teeth. The hard metal equipment can damage delicate tooth enamel, which may be painful for your horse.

  • It's important to get to know your horse's mouth, so that you can catch early signs of a potential dental health problem. Having your horse regularly examined by our equine veterinarian in Bowling Green is also a helpful way to promote prevention and early detection of disease. 

How Do I Know If My Horse Needs Equine Dental Care?

All horses should receive equine dental care on a routine basis, even if their teeth, mouth, and gums are healthy. Maintaining your horse's dental health can improve your horse's longevity and prevent many other health problems that are known to be related to poor oral health and hygiene, including malnutrition, weight loss, and tooth pain. 

It's especially important to have your horse's mouth examined by an equine veterinarian if you notice any of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Redness and/or inflammation along the gums, near the base of your horse's teeth

  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing

  • Foul breath

  • Increased or excessive salivation

  • Unprocessed and/or large plant fibers in your horse's excrement

  • Unexpected weight loss

  • Abnormal behaviors associated with bit wear or eating, including head shaking, head tilting, and resisting the bit

Equine Dental Care At Snodgrass Medical Center in Bowling Green

Dr. Stan Snodgrass, DVM, has been providing equine dental care to horses in Bowling Green and surrounding Kentucky communities for nearly three decades. His goal is to prevent and treat disease, maximize oral health and integrity, and help all pet owners become the most educated they can be. 

At your horse's equine dental exam, yon can expect services including:

  • External face examination

  • Teeth, mouth, and gum inspection

  • Treatment, including techniques to reduce sharp enamel points 

Looking For Equine Dental Care Near You? Call Our Equine Veterinarian In Bowling Green 

Our dedicated team of veterinarians at Snodgrass Medical Center wants every horse to live a long, healthy, happy life. If your horse is in need of a dental exam or if you'd like to learn more about our veterinary services with our equine veterinarian in Bowling Green, Dr. Stan Snodgrass, call us today. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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