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Equine Dental Care

Karl Hoopes, Utah State University
Patricia Evans
Diana Witkopf

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Just as people visit the dentist on a regular basis to maintain proper dental health, horses also require regular dental care. Horses should have at least annual dental check-ups to maintain proper alignment and remove points and hooks. This fact sheet addresses caring for your horse's teeth, including signs of dental problems, and care of points, hooks, and jaw alignment.