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Jacksonville Equine is your source for equine dental care in Jacksonville, FL. An equine veterinarian in Jacksonville can provide comprehensive equine dental exams and can help you identify and treat any health conditions that may be affecting your horse's teeth.


Equine dental care is the process of examining and treating a horse's teeth. Equine dentists are veterinarians who have special training in equine dentistry. Horses, donkeys, mules, small goats, and sheep all require different types of dental care, so it is important to work with an equine dentist who knows how to properly care for each species.

What Is Dental Disease in Horses?

Dental disease in horses is a condition that affects the teeth and gums. It can cause tooth decay, gum disease, mouth ulcers, and other health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can lead to serious health complications for your horse or donkey.


How Can I Help My Horse's Teeth?

There are several things you can do to help keep your horse's teeth healthy:

  • Feed your horse or donkey from the ground

  • Provide your horse with plenty of clean water to drink

  • Check for changes in your horse's ability to eat comfortably

  • Have your equine dentist perform a horse exam at least once a year

What Health Conditions Are Checked?

During a horse exam our veterinarian will check for a variety of health conditions including:

  • Tooth root abscesses or infection

  • Gum disease or inflammation

  • Mouth ulcers

  • Misaligned teeth

  • Fractured teeth

How Can an Equine Vet Near Me Help?

If your horse has any of the health conditions listed above, needs may include the following:

  • Power floating - This is the process of removing excess tooth enamel to help align the teeth.

  • Digital Radiographs - This involves using our portable X-ray to radiograph the skull to detect any fractures, mineralization or degradation in the bone. 

  • Tooth extraction - If a tooth is severely decayed or infected, it may need to be extracted.

If your donkey or horse has a more serious condition that needs immediate treatment, we also offer emergency equine services.

To learn more about our equine dental services, or to schedule an appointment, contact Jacksonville Equine Associates today at (904) 387-3330.

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