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Teeth floating is a part of nearly everyone’s scheduled treatments for their horses.
The rule of thumb for how often to schedule floating is at least every two years, more frequently if specific problems exist.
However,” she adds, "genetics do play a role in the overall health of the dental condition.” Dr.
Seelye approaches sedation on a case-by-case basis.
There are changes in the horses circulatory, respiratory, musculoskeletal, digestive, endocrine and urinary systems as the horse ages than can be detected by a veterinarian during a routine physical exam, before they become a serious problem.
Some diseases, such as degenerative heart disease, heaves, arthritis, Cushings, weight loss and dental disease can be addressed during regular physical exams, dental floats and vaccine visits (more on these diseases later.)Vaccines: Our recommendations for vaccines for an adult horse include a 5-way vaccine (Eastern and Western encephalitis, tetanus, influenza and rhinopheumonitis) and a West Nile vaccine once a year as well as a Flu/Rhino booster six months after the administration of the 5-way.
It’s also important to remember that a sedated horse CAN still kick – they’re just much less likely to do so!