Article re-posted with kind permission by Equine Guelph: http://equineguelph.ca/index.php
The average horse chews about 60,000 bites per day! Not surprisingly, the mouth plays a very important role in a horse’s overall health. Lack of dental care can lead to number of problems, including colic, weight loss and issues under saddle. While horses don’t need to brush their teeth daily, your veterinarian should examine your horse’s teeth every six months to a year. Horses that are young, elderly or have a history of dental problems may need their teeth checked more frequently. Click here to read more.