Horse dentist to come

The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation is bringing an equine specialist to the island next month to file the teeth of any horses requiring it.

Whether a horse is a Cayman pony or an overseas sports horse, their teeth probably need to be filed if they have not been checked in the past year, representatives said.

The filing removes sharp edges or hooks that can develop as a result of the continuous grinding motion of the horse’s teeth against one another as the horse eats.

The filing does not hurt since there are no nerves in the teeth. In fact, the filing usually brings relief and often prevents problems such as toothache, mouth odor, problems with wearing a bit, problems eating and weight loss, the specialist says.

The CIEF has also arranged for an equine veterinarian from the United States to visit Grand Cayman from Jan. 5-9.

The vet will bring specialized diagnostic equipment and treatments that are not otherwise available on the island. The vet will be conducting visits in conjunction with a veterinarian from the Agriculture Department.

For more details or to make an appointment for a horse to be seen by either one of these equine specialists, contact [email protected]

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