Clues to Dental Problems


  • Weight Loss
  • Poor coat condition

Eating habits:

  • Dropping excessive grain
  • Tilting head while eating
  • Packing forage between molars and cheeks
  • Eating hay before grain
  • Bolting of feed
  • Quidding (sucking juices and spitting fibers)
  • Irregular jaw movement while eating
  • Excessive salivation and drooling
  • Change in drinking habits

External head inspection:

  • Bad breath
  • Bumps on jaw or face
  • Discharge in eye, ear or nose
  • Bleeding from mouth
  • Cheeks sensitive to touch when palpating
  • Long particles in feces
  • Swelling in throat area

Performance and behaviour:

  • Bad general attitude
  • Tilting head while riding
  • Tossing head while riding
  • Tongue hanging out while riding
  • Charging at the bit while riding
  • Refusing to accept bit,
  • Refusing to change leads
  • Refusing to collect
  • Rearing
  • Change in performance from normal

Health and fertility:

  • Cribbing
  • Colic
  • Choking
  • Mares unable to reach estrous cycle
  • Stallions unwilling to breed

Amy and Ballerina


Upcoming courses:

We are working on a new schedule for the training and will introduce our new training program as soon as possible. For information about the program and dates for courses please refer to our Education page.

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News and Events:

We are very pleased to offer our DVD "Hooks, Caps and Sharp Edges"! Please go to www.pequinoxshop.de to order and enjoy this educational movie.

New Graduates:

We would like to congratulate our newest Level 1 graduates Olaf Schröder, Michael Murphy and the new Level 2 graduate Henning Barge. We would like to wish them continued success in horse dentistry.

Click here for a list of our recommended dentists.

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