Dentistry In Horses

Dentistry In Horses

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*1 – 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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*2 – Horse Dentistry – 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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Blog – 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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Blog – 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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Blog – 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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Blog – 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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Blog – 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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Blog – 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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Blog – 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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Blog – 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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Blog – 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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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

After floating 75,000 horses since 1983, Dot T discusses the valuable observations he has observed. Without funding available to do significant scientific studies involving a broad spectrum of horse breeds with a large number of participants for long periods of time,...

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Podcast #041 – Dentistry Lectures At The 2021 AAEP Meeting

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) held their annual meeting last month and offered a section on the current state of equine dentistry. There were 8 lectures and a panel discussion.  I report here what they said in each lecture and then add my...

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Podcast #047 – Cavities In Horse Teeth And More

I go over some of the recent articles showing up in the magazines and news feeds for horse owners discussing 1) cavities in the cheek teeth of horses and 2) the inhalation of tooth dust from motorized dentistry tools. I read the lay article and then look at the...

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Topic – Horse Dentistry – Quidding

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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Topic – Horse Dentistry – Signs Of Sharp Dental Points

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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Blog – Integrity

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

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