Case Studies

Gum Damage

10yr Old Show Jumper / Hunter

Symptoms / History – Became “Strong” whilst being ridden.

Clinical Findings – Inflammation and swelling of the bars of the mouth caused by friction from a rubber Pelham. Ulceration of cheeks caused by sharp enamel points.

Treatment / Outcome – Removal of sharp enamel points and use of bitless bridle for 10 days. Changing to a bit without a curb will help to prevent excessive pressure on bars.

Stuart Philpott
The Horse Dentist

07855 792 955
stuart@thehorsedentist.co.uk

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