We recommend that all horses undergo a dental examination at least once a year. Some horses such as those expected to perform at a high level and those with specific dental abnormalities might benefit from more frequent examinations.
By undertaking regular examinations, severe, painful dental related problems can be minimised or prevented.
Our vets have all received full dentistry training during their time at University and are more than happy to carry out dental treatment on your horse.
In addition they can also administer drugs such as sedatives, local anaesthetics and pain killer drugs allowing safer more comfortable treatment.
Rasping can also be combined with one of our £10 Zone Visits making us very competitively priced. Why not call us to find out more!
What should you expect?
Thorough oral and dental examination – assessment of teeth and soft tissues – using head torch, probes and mirrors.
- Controlled reduction of sharp points and balancing dental arcades (using hand rasps or modern lightweight motorised instruments)
- Dental charts to record findings and work performed.
- More advanced techniques such as wolf tooth removal and tooth extraction can be undertaken along with the use of a dental endoscope to help visualise the mouth and teeth.
In order to allow a proper examination we advise that all horses receive a little sedation. Not only does this allow thorough, controlled examination, it also increases the safety for both horse and owner. We understand that some owners prefer their horses not to be sedated and we are happy to examine your horse without sedation if requested to do so, if this can be performed safely and on the understanding that the examination could be limited.
We will sedate horses for work to be performed by BAEDT members if requested in advance and an appropriate consent form is completed.
Don’t forget our Equine Healthcare Plans include a dental examination and rasp (including sedation) every year.
To book a dental check for your horse, call your local Milbourn Equine Vets today!
Ashford: 01233 500505
Hawkhurst: 01580 752301
Rye: 01797 208128
Terms and conditions
Subject to availability
Can be booked as a normal visit, zone visit, or bring your horse to our Ashford clinic
We run a continuous offer of £5 discount when tooth rasping performed at same time as vaccine.