My equine veterinary practice is limited to horses’ teeth and the oral cavity. Almost all of this practice is removing the sharp enamel points that cause discomfort within the oral cavity. I have been doing this since 1983 (39 years) and full-time since 1998 (24 years).
This episode goes over some frequently asked questions I often get asked as I meet horse owners. My answers are not based on scientific facts because there are no clear scientific facts in equine dentistry. Instead, I found these answers on the more than 75,000 horses I have performed dentistry. Technically this is called anecdotal evidence. I invite anyone, especially veterinarians, to discuss what I say here to help better understand what is happening inside horses’ mouths.
These questions are not a complete list of the process and science of equine dentistry. More can be seen at TheHorsesAdvocate.com and HorsemanshipDentistry.com. I also offer a course called The Essentials Of Equine Dentistry for horse owners to learn more about this fascinating aspect of horse care.