March 31, 2010
A measure that allows individuals who aren't licensed veterinarians to float horses' teeth if they meet state certification requirements passed the Oklahoma Senate today (March 31). HB 3202 also amends the Oklahoma Veterinary Practice Act to allow...... Read More
March 06, 2010
There is controversy across the United States about the practice of equine dentistry by lay persons versus licensed veterinarians. ... Read More
February 05, 2010
A bill that would protect non-veterinarian equine dentists in Oklahoma from criminal prosecution advanced yesterday when that state's House of Representatives' Agriculture and Rural Development Committee approved the measure.
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January 23, 2010
On occasion, certain dental problems in horses might call for removal of one or more permanent incisor teeth. A veterinarian experienced in equine dentistry can perform the necessary dental surgery to remove the tooth with the horse standing and... Read More
August 06, 2009
A hands-on demonstration of equine dental care, including basic teeth floating.... Read More
July 24, 2009
Lameness, weight loss, colic, and equine Cushing's syndrome are the four top reasons for euthanizing an older horse, said Catherine McGowan, BVSc, PhD, RCVS, European specialist in equine internal medicine, who presented research by Thomas... Read More
July 03, 2009
A few years ago, a magazine article describing a minimally-invasive treatment for people with chronic sinusitis caught the eye and imagination of Chris Bell, DVM. What if such a treatment could be adapted for use in horses?
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June 01, 2009
"Oral ulcers and abrasions on the lips, cheeks, and tongue of horses are very common and are primarily caused by trauma," Wattle said. "For example, nose bands pressing against the horse's cheeks and badly fitting bits are both thought to be common... Read More
May 28, 2009
Advances in screw and plate technology are leading to improved clinical and aesthetic results in the treatment of even the most complicated jaw fractures, according to Swiss researchers.
By using the new locking compression plate (LCP)... Read More
May 23, 2009
Oklahomans who are not veterinarians will soon be able to float horses' teeth without risking felony charges, now that Gov. Brad Henry signed SB 452 into law on Thursday.
SB 452 strips an amendment to the state's Veterinary Practice Act of ... Read More
May 15, 2009
Oklahoma legislators have approved a measure that allows individuals who are not veterinarians to float horses' teeth without risking felony charges.
SB 452 strips an amendment from the Oklahoma Veterinary Practice Act of 2008 that... Read More
April 23, 2009
Equine dentistry is a rapidly expanding field that encompasses a number of procedures. These include occlusal equilibration (how the teeth contact the opposite tooth surfaces), endodontics (the treatment of diseases of the tooth pulp),... Read More
April 01, 2009
An educated horse owner should understand the basics of equine dentition and how the teeth affect health.... Read More
March 17, 2009
Equine authorities discussed digestion, pulpitis and other dentistry topics at the 2008 AAEP Convention.... Read More
March 16, 2009
Think floating a horse's teeth improves his feed digestion? Think again, says one study. ... Read More
March 11, 2009
Professional rodeo rider Bobby Griswold is facing felony charges in Oklahoma for practicing equine dentistry without a veterinary medical license. Griswold is not a veterinarian, but he graduated from an equine dental school. He was... Read More
March 01, 2009
In tough economic times, many horse owners look for ways to cut costs. Too often this is done by cutting back on veterinary care. However, it is important to keep in mind that what may save us a couple of dollars now might end up costing us much... Read More
February 12, 2009
A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.... Read More
February 01, 2009
More than 2,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How often do you have your horse's teeth floated?"