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Hi, Cowboy Bob
What makes my horse have bad breath? And what can I do about it?
Horses rarely use mouthwash or mints, so their normal breath isn't the sweetest thing you'll ever smell. If, however, it smells unusually foul, you'll want to get your vet involved.
The three most common causes of putrid breath in horses are dental disease, a lung infection, and in older horses, a nasal growth that the vets call an "ethmoid hematoma." None of these are items that respond well to home remedies, and you don't want to risk greater damage by just trying to cover it up.
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