Your horse should have a dental examination at least once a year.
Horse teeth continue to grow throughout their life. This results in sharp enamel ‘points’ developing as a result of the upper and lower teeth grinding on each other during eating.
Many horses also have misalignment of upper and lower teeth causing hooks to develop which can interfere with the normal action of the tempero-mandibular joint.
Your horse is given a short acting sedative to allow placement of a dental speculum to enable an efficient, effective, pain free, thorough oral examination to take place.
Floating is performed with a battery powered “Swissfloat”.
A university trial in the USA demonstrated that the rotating disc on a powered float does not damaged the tooth structure as much as the ‘splintering’ action from the sharp blades of hand floats.