Mary DeLorey, DVM

Mary S. DeLorey, DVM earned her veterinary degree from University of Missouri in 1992. Since 2000, she has devoted her entire professional energies to equine dentistry. Her practice, Northwest Equine Dentistry, Inc. serves the states of Washington and Idaho and is based near Seattle. Dr. DeLorey has traveled internationally to instruct veterinarians in equine dentistry techniques and speaks to horse owners nationwide. She trail rides and raises sport ponies from her ranch in Eastern Washington when she's not on the road.

Articles by Mary DeLorey

Year by Year, Tooth by Tooth

Many elements must remain within a normal range for a horse's mouth to stay healthy. Read More

Teeth in Strange Places

Can a tooth grow out of the front of the horse's head, close to the eye? Read More

Wolf Teeth in Horses

The term "wolf teeth" is a commonly used, but poorly understood, part of the horse owner's vocabulary. Read More

Dentistry: A Look Inside

An educated horse owner should understand the basics of equine dentition and how the teeth affect health. Read More

Dentistry Series Part 3: Malocclusions

In the last two installments of this equine dental series, you've digested an overview of the basics of equine dentistry, and I hope you've gained an understanding of just why dental care for horses is rising to the forefront of equine veterinary Read More

Focus on Dentistry

Each year, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) hosts a three-day meeting on a single topic in equine medicine or surgery. This year the topic was dentistry, and the meeting was held in Indianapolis, Ind., July 30-Aug. 1. Read More

Mouth Ulceration

Q: My 7-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse has developed ulcers on the bars of his mouth. They quickly resolved within a week of antiseptic mouth washes, but returned three weeks later. The bit is well-placed in his mouth and doesn't touch the Read More

Deserving of Dentistry

There may be no branch of equine veterinary medicine that is advancing as quickly as equine dentistry. As recently as a decade ago, it was still considered adequate to feel along the sides of a horse's first upper cheek teeth and decide, based o Read More

Brushing Horses' Teeth

Q: Is there anything we can use on a horse's teeth to get all the gunk off and the grass out of their gums? Is it okay to use toothpaste?      Chantel

A: Horses' Read More

Ear Teeth?

My yearling Standardbred colt has been diagnosed with a dentigerous cyst by the veterinarian. Can you possibly give me some information on this type of cyst?              Read More

What Makes a Horse Yawn?

What makes a horse yawn? Is it a sign of anything in particular? Read More

Foaming at the Mouth

Q: My friend's 3-year-old filly plays with her tongue so much that she foams at the mouth (without a bit). She also plays with the rails in her stalls at feeding time such that she has foam all over. She is not cribbing or Read More

Braces for Horses?

I read in a magazine that you can have braces put on a horse for an overbite. How can I find out about this? Read More

Advances in Equine Dentistry

It often is very difficult to break free from old customs, habits, and traditions. This holds especially true in the horse world. Horsekeeping is steeped in the rich traditions of a long, colorful history. Many of these time-honored customs Read More

Don't You Stick Your Tongue Out at Me!

My 5-year-old Thoroughbred mare sticks her tongue out when I ride her, especially when asked to accept the bit Read More

Dropped Hip/Hunter's Bump

My horse has an "uneven" hip that has been called a "hunter's bump" or a "dropped hip" by various people. Can you please tell me what these are, and how they are different?

There is not another group on the planet that has the Read More