Dental care is an important part of your horses’ welfare. We recommend they have a dental examination at least every 12 months to keep them pain free and healthy.
An adult horse has 36 teeth and unlike humans their teeth continually erupt by 3-4mm a year. Sharp points can occur on the molars which are routinely rasped down. Hooks can also occur which should be removed.
All our vets carry a dental kit in their car and can perform routine dental work at stable side. We also have an electric dremmel for more corrective work. Our portable x-ray machine can radiograph heads/teeth for more complex dental cases. We also have a portable oroscope (a camera on a flexible rod) which allows better visualisation of the back molars.
Our vets also carry sedation with them so if your horse is struggling to cope we have various sedatives to suit your horse.
Dental procedures we perform:
When buying a horse, we always advise that you have any potential purchases thoroughly evaluated by a vet. We offer pre-purchase examinations (vettings) to both existing and external clients, with simple packages and no hidden charges.
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Our service operates on the same phone number 24 hours a day 365 days a year. If you need us call 01837 214004 - a recording asks you to press 2 to be connected to our out of hours answering service. The direct dial number for our out of hours answering service is - 01209 823126
64 Fore StreetNorth TawtonDevonEX20 2DT01837 214004
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