Equine dentistry has become a very sophisticated science. Gone are the days when the horse shoer would float the teeth with the hoof rasp. There are now veterinarians that specialize in equine dentistry. Non-veterinarian equine dentists must attend specialized schools and be supervised by veterinarians in order to work as an equine dentist in the state of Missouri.
The tools of the trade can fill a truck, and include specialized mouth speculums and numerous power-tools.
A horse should have his first dentist visit as a yearling. Catching potential problems early in life can prevent life threatening conditions later. Having a dental performed on your horse every year will keep his teeth working properly and wearing correctly.