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Cleaning Your Horse's Teeth

Horses should have their teeth cleaned or floated on a regularly basis. Floating is another term for filing the teeth down. Horses don’t actually get their teeth brushed. They have their teeth filed down to that there are no sharp points. A horse’s teeth are constantly growing. They help them chew their hay, grass and grain. A horses needs to be eating hay constantly to help continue to grind the teeth down to their natural smooth tops. When the teeth become pointed they can cause the horse pain and even make him want to stop eating. Your vet or specialized horse dentist should float your horse’s teeth every six months to a year. Some horses can go a year, but if your horse tends to grow sharp points quickly stick to every six months. Call your veterinarians Mt. Airy, MD to schedule an appointment today.

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