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First Dental

August 2015 by Dr Shannon Lee, BVSc, MANZCVSc, DICEVO, Equine Dental Vets

When should my horse have his first dental exam? 

It’s a common enough question in the horse industry and, while many people will actually offer an opinion, they may not have taken the time to become well informed. 

In this article, Equine Dental Vet Dr Shannon Lee answers this question and explains why, when it comes to dental care, you need to monitor, care for and manage your young horses from a very early age. 

Horses differ from humans in many ways. For example, did you know that young horses are actually born with teeth or that they erupt into the mouth during the first week of life?