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EOTRH Diagnosis & Treatment

Today we're discussing a horse with EOTRH, which stands for Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis, a very painful dental condition in horses that is often not well-known or recognized. Owners may not notice their horse's discomfort until a professional identifies the issue. Symptoms include irritated gums, unstable teeth, and sometimes drainage tracks. The condition can range from mild to severe. X-rays reveal tooth resorption and bone infection, indicating the need for tooth extraction.

Removing affected teeth almost always results in behavioral improvements and increased comfort for the horse. Concerns about older horses undergoing surgery are unfounded as the procedure is not overly taxing and the condition primarily affects older horses, typically between 19 to 23 years old.

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