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Did you know that small animals aren’t the only ones that get tartar?! Horses do as well! When you take your dog or cat to the veterinarian and they inform you that your animal has tartar, the same can happen with your horse’s teeth.
Some horses are generally more prone to tartar. Tartar is a build up of substances on the teeth. It is a dull yellow colour in appearance, and it has a hard, gritty texture. Tartar is most commonly seen on equine canine teeth, but can also occur ...on incisors, and less frequently on pre molars and molars. Horses can have two upper canines and two lower canines. Most geldings have at least two canines. Whereas 80-75% of mares do not grow any canines at all.
We remove the tartar because it can cause gingivitis, inflammation, and potentially damage the tooth. When removing tartar, the gum can be irritated, and bleed because the gum underneath is inflamed.
Image 1 and 2 shows a large amount of tartar on a gelding that did not have routine dentals before, but is now on a routine.
Image 3 is the final product of cracking the tartar off.
Image 4 the tartar after it has been removed.
It is recommended that your horse have a routine dental done each year. Putting the speculum in to see right to the furthest tooth helps see if your horse has any abnormalities, including built up tartar. Marisa Markey, DVM