October was national dental month
Dental health isn’t just for people! It also impacts the health and quality of life of our animals. For horses, prevention is the key to proper dental management. Horse owners should plan on having a veterinarian perform a thorough dental exam every 6 months. They should also be on the lookout for warning signs of dental disease. This may include fussing over the bit, being head shy, dropping feed, sinus discharge, foul odor, loss of body condition/wasting, drooling, swelling around the mouth/mandible, etc. If you suspect your horse may have a dental problem, call your veterinarian to come take a look as soon as possible! The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital also offers on-the-farm dental services. Call 706.542.3223 for more information.