Recommendation: Most horses in light work on a mostly pasture based diet will need to be seen every 12 months.
All adult teeth should now be present in the horse's mouth. The rate of wear begins to slow slightly as the teeth harden. Horses in heavy work or horses that are stabled and fed concentrates will need more regular examinations as these changes cause them to chew differently affecting the way the teeth wear.
Again, in horses of this age group early detection of problems and removal of sharp cingulae (enamel points) is very important. Disease that affects the structures which support the tooth, the periodontal ligaments begin to occur and early detection and treatment is the only way to prevent premature loss of the tooth.
We service the entire east coast of Australia (Sydney, Rural New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania) and we also take referrals.
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