Dental Problems

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Missouri Court Rules in Nonveterinarian Dentist Case

January 09, 2012

A judge ruled that a non-veterinarian equine dentist could not perform tooth-floating services for pay.... Read More

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Dysphagia in Horses Difficult to Diagnose

January 02, 2012

There are more than 100 possible causes for dysphagia--the inability to swallow--in horses.... Read More

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Study: Dental Work Improves Feed Digestibility in Horses

November 18, 2011

Increased feed digestibility means greater conversion of feed to energy and--ideally--reduced feed bills.... Read More

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Keeping the Bitted Horse's Mouth Healthy

October 21, 2011

Studies offer conflicting information in regard to whether bit seating is beneficial to bitted horses.... Read More

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Managing Deciduous Teeth in Young Horses

October 19, 2011

Caring for deciduous teeth in young horses requires additional considerations from a veterinary standpoint.... Read More

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Restorative Dentistry in Horses

October 13, 2011

Advancements in equine restorative dentistry are giving owners options when faced with some dental disorders.... Read More

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Texas Lawmakers Pass Equine Dentistry Bill

June 08, 2011

Texas lawmakers have passed legislation that defines the role of nonveterinarian equine dentists in that state... Read More

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Texas Bill Would Clarify Equine Dentistry Issues

March 31, 2011

Texas lawmakers are pondering legislation that would define the role of nonveterinarian equine dentists in that state. Current state law does not prohibit nonveterinarian dentists from floating horses' teeth. But defining just how much work ... Read More

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House Passes Arkansas Horse Care Bill

March 22, 2011

An Arkansas bill that would allow equine dentists who are not veterinarians to float horses' teeth without facing prosecution from that state's Veterinary Medical Examining Board advanced on March 18 when it was passed by the Arkansas House of ... Read More

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UC Davis Offers Discounted Preventive Care Package

March 09, 2011

Veterinarians from the University of California, Davis', William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are helping clients protect their horses from influenza, tetanus, dental problems, and other health risks by providing owners with a ... Read More

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AVC Gets New Equine Dentistry and Laryngeal Surgery Equipment

March 02, 2011

A donation from the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) has allowed the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown to purchase new equipment for equine dentistry procedures and laryngeal surgery. Past ... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Equine Dental Care Recording Now Available

February 28, 2011

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE session on Equine Dental Care, held on Feb. 24, is now available for listening on demand. Listen in as Mary DeLorey, DVM, owner of Northwest Equine Dentistry Inc., and Erin Denney-Jones, DVM, owner of Florida Equine ... Read More

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Equine Dental Care

February 24, 2011

If your horse has dental problems, he might not be getting the proper nutrition. ... Read More

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Advanced Veterinary Dentistry Equine Fellowship Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 04, 2011

The process of becoming an Equine Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry was covered at the 2010 AAEP. ... Read More

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The Horse's Skeleton: Skull and Teeth

December 10, 2010

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Dentistry in Horses

December 02, 2010

Dr. Jack Easley discusses equine dentistry and common dental/tooth problems in horses.... Read More

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Feeding Geriatric Horses

May 01, 2010

Aging equines that can’t properly chew or digest their food need special nutritional care.... Read More

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Equine Dentistry

August 06, 2009

A hands-on demonstration of equine dental care, including basic teeth floating.... Read More

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Brazilian Olympic Horse Treated at University of Florida

May 10, 2008

After surviving an odyssey of complicated medical problems and difficult surgeries, a Brazilian Olympic dressage horse named Livello has lived to train another day and is recuperating back in his home country, thanks to University of Florida... Read More

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Annual Dental Exams Important for Horse Health

April 22, 2008

Going to the dentist annually is not only necessary for humans; it is an important part of equine health. Annual dental exams are extremely important for horses young and old to help ensure the animals comfort and performance.

Cleet Griffin,... Read More

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AAEP Launching Equine Dentistry Campaign

April 07, 2008

Because proper dental care is vital to a horse's overall health, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is launching a campaign to promote the need for horses to receive a thorough oral examination at least once a year. Designed... Read More

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Dental Dilemmas: Cheek Tooth Fractures, Treatment Characterized

October 14, 2007

Cheek teeth fractures can lead to a number of unpleasant problems in the horse, from chewing discomfort to bad breath, and they tend to show up most often in the upper jaw. Sometimes these fractures can even go undetected, say... Read More

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Equine Dentists Challenge Texas Law

August 29, 2007

A showdown is looming in Texas between a group of equine dentists and the Texas State Board of Veterinary Examiners over who should be allowed to work on a horse's teeth. The State Board fired the first shot in the exchange earlier this year by... Read More

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Working Horse Dentistry

November 01, 2005

Equine dentistry started centuries ago with filing horses’ teeth, but it was not until the past decade that motorized dental instrumentation coupled with research allowed vast improvements. These advances have helped all horses, but performance... Read More