Plaque and periodontal disease
PlaqueAway® is the natural way to reduce the formation of oral plaque and calculus. It significantly improves your horse's oral health, so that your horse will have healthier teeth and gums.
Bacterial plaque constantly forms in the mouth of animals, including cats, dogs and horses, as well as humans. Plaque is a soft, sticky biofilm that builds up on teeth and contains millions of bacteria. Its formation is a normal process that cannot be prevented. However, if they are allowed to build up, the bacteria in plaque cause tooth decay. This is because these bacteria produce acids from the sugars in the food that an animal eats. This acid causes the tooth enamel to break down, eventually resulting in cavities (holes) in the teeth. The bacteria in plaque also cause periodontal disease (an inflammatory disease affecting the gums and bone supporting the teeth).
Plaque, when combined with saliva and minerals, can eventually harden into calculus (tartar). Once plaque has calcified into calculus (tartar), it requires a visit to the veterinarian for removal. As the plaque and tartar is not removed but continues to increase, the gums can become red and swollen. This is called gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease. In more severe periodontal disease, the bacterial infection causes the gums and the bone supporting the teeth to break down. Destruction of the bone supporting the teeth can lead to tooth loss.
Periodontal disease affects about 60% of mature horses but it is also common in horses between 5 and 10 years of age. It causes bad breath, oral pain, reduced appetite, and if left untreated, oral infections can spread to other parts of the body, affecting organs such as the kidneys, liver and heart, and significantly shortening the life of the animal.
PlaqueAway® Equine- 100% pure and natural
PlaqueAway® Equine is a natural product made from a specially selected seaweed harvested from the pristine waters of northern Norway. PlaqueAway® Equine contains no additives, preservatives, gluten, sugar or fillers. It is a proven, quality, cost-effective, product that is laboratory tested providing you safety and peace of mind.
PlaqueAway Equine® is a convenient and easy to use powder that you add to your horse's food. Results are normally achieved in 3-8 weeks.
Prevention is better than cure!