Professional Horse Teeth Floating in Okotoks and the Surrounding Areas
Dentistry is an important part of your horse’s overall health, as their teeth grow continuously throughout their lives. Uneven wear can lead to sharp points causing pain and difficulty chewing. At Highview Animal Clinic Ltd, routine floats are valuable for all horses from pasture to the trail to competition in High River, AB. We have Power floats which allow us to deal with hooks, points and waves much quicker than traditional hand floating.
Many experts believe that improved oral care is one of the principal reasons horses in recent times have been living longer, healthier lives. Moreover, our treatments ensure that your horse does not feel any pain as nerve endings in their teeth are too low. The availing of horse teeth floating services will help to increase efficient chewing in your horse as it presents a flatter surface for their teeth.
What Is Horse Teeth Floating?
To put it simply, horse teeth floating refers to the process of removing the sharp points that can develop on a horse's teeth. The chief benefit of it is that it forms an even grinding pattern that aids in chewing and improves digestion. The points can poke into the gums and cause immense pain and discomfort for your horse. The pain can even lead to a loss of appetite. The following are some signs that a horse is prepared for floating:
Dropping grain or hay from the mouth when chewing
Immense weight loss because of poor appetite
Drooling while eating
Discomfort with the bit
Packing of forage between teeth
Sharp points on the teeth
We recommend not to ignore these signs because your horse might experience significant pain. The razor-like edges can cause gum irritation and even cut the inside of the mouth. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about our horse teeth floating in Okotoks and the surrounding areas. You can also consult our blog for more information.