How Often Should Your Horse's Teeth Be Checked?
Equine dental care is a great investment: your horse will be more comfortable, may maximize feed efficiency, may perform better, and may live longer.
Horses have different teeth needs at different ages.
A foal should be checked shortly after birth, as early intervention can improve congenital flaws such as brachygnathism (parrot mouth), prognathism (monkey or sow mouth), or wry nose.
The individual should then be checked as a yearling and then each 6-months until the age of 5-years to monitor the shedding and re-growth of 24-deciduous (baby) teeth.
Generally, after the age of five, a once-a-year checkup will suffice.
The standard guideline is to have an annual dental checkup and necessary treatment to ensure proper and adequate food digestion.