Dr. Vicki Nicholls performing a dental float.

Are your horse’s teeth getting enough attention? If your veterinarian isn’t examining them at least once a year, the answer is “probably not.”

Your horse’s mouth is constantly changing as his teeth erupt and wear. Without proper maintenance, oral abnormalities can lead to pain, resistance in the bridle, problems chewing and digesting feed, and more.

February is National Pet Dental Month, and to help educate owners about their horses’ oral health, The Horse has partnered with Zoetis to promote horse oral health through our Equine Dental Awareness Month. Look for dental-related horse health content all month long on TheHorse.com, our Facebook page and Twitter feed, and in our e-newsletters.