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"The goal of equine dentistry is to enhance free movement (lateral excursion) of upper and lower jaws to create a grinding action," said Faragalla. "Beaks, hooks, and ramps can occur and cause problems."
- international association of equine dentists.
- Offers a range of dental services including
- leads to improved nutritional absorption, better digestion, and improved quality of life and performance.
- relieves TMJ pain
- "The teeth are like a grist mill--two grinding stones," explained Fred Faragalla, DVM, an equine practitioner in Creedmoor, N.C. "But the upper teeth don't meet and grind off the outer edges, and the lower teeth don't meet to grind off the inner edges. So, this sets the horse up to have 'points' that stick up and prevent the horse from chewing from side to side and creates a vicious cycle for digestion and mastication as the teeth continue to erupt."

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