Horse Care Materials – Dentistry

Horse Dentistry Materials

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Aging Horses By Their Teeth – Adult Horses (13 – 18 years)

This is a long process if you are going through the whole set. The idea is to notice all the differences and variability seen within each age. As the age becomes greater, notice the increased variability. Also note that in some horses, the left and right sides are...

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Aging Horses By Their Teeth – Young Horses (2 – 5 years)

This is a long process if you are going through the whole set. The idea is to notice all the differences and variability seen within each age. As the age becomes greater, notice the increased variability. Also note that in some horses, the left and right sides are...

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Aging Horses By Their Teeth By View – Left Side

Note the following: In the left and right views, the tongue can be seen pressed against the backs of the incisors and as the horse ages, the incisors are pushed more forward.  I believe this is from the tongue pushing them out over time. In the left and right views of...

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Aging Horses By Their Teeth By View – Open Mouth View

Note the following: In the open view, note the wear of the labial gum line that is being moved further down the tooth. I believe this is caused by the movement of the tongue over time. This is a long process if you are going through the whole set. The idea is to...

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Aging Horses By Their Teeth By View – Right Side

Note the following: In the left and right views, the tongue can be seen pressed against the backs of the incisors and as the horse ages, the incisors are pushed more forward.  I believe this is from the tongue pushing them out over time. In the left and right views of...

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Aging Horses By Their Teeth By View – Straight On

Note the following: In the straight on view, most horses have a “relaxed space” where the teeth are not clenched tightly together.  This is like you right now with the incisors apart. In the straight on view, note the white areas versus the stained areas....

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Aging The Horse By Their Teeth – An Introduction

Aging the horse by their teeth is an outdated and inaccurate method.  I no longer recommend this because of the abundant methods available today including accurate papers and microchips.  This said, the percent of horses with accurate papers or a microchip is low so...

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Basic Horse Dentistry Related Videos

The 8 videos in the next 2 rows were made about 2007 – but nothing much has changed in horsemanship since, nor will it ever. These 8 videos demonstrate the horsemanship approach to floating teeth where no automatic use of medications or immobilizations of horses...

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Dental Care

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Horse’s teeth erupt throughout their lives with constant wear occurring from teeth grinding against opposing teeth and continual stropping by the tongue. This wear is uneven and creates razor sharp edges that cause discomfort...

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Horse Dentistry – Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ – General questions about dentistry in horses Does my horse need dentistry? Why dentistry is an important part of a veterinary practice. Expectations between the client and the vet or dentist. How often should dentistry be performed in horses? The purpose of...

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – An Introduction

This subject is divided into sections organized by teeth (incisors, cheek teeth, canines), the oral cavity and the skull pertaining to the teeth. There is also the aging project where I took about 8 to 10 horses with documented ages in groups from 3 years to 30+ years...

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – Canines In Female Horses

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Welcome to this topic page.  Right now I have not written an article and summary but be sure to check for images in the gallery. As time moves on I am adding summaries and articles, videos and podcasts so eventually there will be...

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – Canines Just Erupting

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – Cheek Teeth Caps

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – Chewing Motion

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – Flabby Cheeks Of The Oral Cavity

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – Incisor Calculus

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Tarter or calculus is found in some horses but not in others.  Sometimes it is on 1 canine, sometimes all 4 but it is most commonly found on the lower canines.  It can also be found on the incisors and rarely on the cheek side of...

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – Incisor Cap Extractions

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – Incisor Cap Remnants

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – Incisor Caps

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Welcome to this topic page.  Right now I have not written an article and summary but be sure to check for images in the gallery. As time moves on I am adding summaries and articles, videos and podcasts so eventually there will be...

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – Incisor Relaxed Space

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – Signs Of Sharp Dental Points

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – Wolf Teeth Blind

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – Wolf Teeth Extractions

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Welcome to this topic page.  Right now I have not written an article and summary but be sure to check for images in the gallery. As time moves on I am adding summaries and articles, videos and podcasts so eventually there will be...

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How We Perform Equine Dentistry Matters

5 days in San Fransisco at the 2018 American Association of Equine Practitioners meeting and I came away with one clear message about equine dentistry.  If I want to increase my profits in this specialized sector of veterinary horse care then I need to step up and...

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Integrity

A lot has been written about equine dentistry over the past 10 years especially on the forums. There are people who believe that dentistry should be performed only by vets and those that believe that power equipment is the best way to go. Those of you who know me...

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Kicked In The Teeth

I have a flat spot on my forehead from me banging my head against the wall. I’ll admit, I’m frustrated. First, just take it from my perspective of examining the teeth of over 60,000 horses and floating over 52,000 horses in the past 31 years. I think I might have an...

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Podcast #001 – Medications in Equine Dentistry

Medications in Equine Dentistry are essential to understand as to why they are used and more importantly, why they are often not used properly. One of the buttons you can push on me is this – I really dislike using the terms “tranq” and...

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Podcast #004 – Frequency Of Floating Horse Teeth

The frequency of floating a horse is variable and is related to the individual horse. Often, we think of prevention on a mechanical device, like how often do you change oil in a car’s engine. A horse is a living being and not a machine. It is the threshold of pain...

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Podcast #015 – The Threshold Of Pain In Horses

There is a point where the pain we are experiencing is beyond our ability to control our reaction to it. This point is our pain threshold and it is different for every person and horse alive. Discovering if your horse is a wimp or a tough guy will help in how you work...

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Podcast #029 – 75,000 Horses Floated By Hand

Horse owners want to do the best for their horses either because of the large investment in their purchase and training / showing or because they are guilty or worried that they are missing something important in their care. The responsibility of providing care has...

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Podcast #034 – The TMJ Of Horses

The temporomandibular joints connect the jaw (mandible) to the skull. It is the most active joint in the body of the horse moving on average 25,000 times per day – or 9 million chews per year. It has evolved over the evolution of the horse to be a very sturdy...

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Pull The Tooth!

Please read this first -This post has received a lot of comments. Before you post your question, please read all of the comments at the end to determine if it has already been asked.  Remember, I cannot give you direct advice….. see disclaimer. This week a horse...

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Speechless In A Case Of EOTRH In A Horse

(This blog’s header photo is of a horse that is moderately affected with EOTRH) Every once in a while I become lost for words.  My mind becomes numb and my jaw freezes.  My eyelids slowly sweep moisture across my eyeballs as I try to bring things into focus.  My...

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The Best Interest Of The Horse

The Electrician We should all agree that when we see any professional, we expect that professional to work in our best interest. This would include any service professional from auto mechanic or electrician to any kind of doctor. I just had an electrician come to my...

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The Trouble With Dentistry As Seen By A Human Doctor

I came across an article on Dr Joseph Mercola’s website.  He is a functional medical physician who is prolific in content helping humans understand their health.  I discovered him when listening to many podcasts as I search for information that will help our horses...

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Videos Of Floating Horses Using Horsemanship

Below is a video playlist from YouTube of the “Seeing Is Believing Tour.” These are just some videos I randomly took of horses after the oral pain was removed. Until you actually see Horsemanship Dentistry™ personally, you may not believe it is possible or effective....

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What Is The Cause Of EOTRH In Horses?

After the 2017 meeting of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) featuring Dr Paddy Dixon, the world’s leading expert on dentistry in horses, the cause of EOTRH in horses is still unknown. But I have an idea that merits this blog. Equine Odontoclastic...

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Integrity

A lot has been written about equine dentistry over the past 10 years especially on the forums....

read more

Kicked In The Teeth

I have a flat spot on my forehead from me banging my head against the wall. I’ll admit, I’m...

read more

Pull The Tooth!

Please read this first -This post has received a lot of comments. Before you post your question,...

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