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August 05, 2013

How frequently are your senior horses' teeth examined and floated?... Read More

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Signs of Dental Discomfort

July 29, 2013

Can a rider or owner tell if a horse is having dental issues?... Read More

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Equine Dental Care

June 13, 2013

Get your questions answered and learn about the latest advances in horse dental care in this live event.... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

June 01, 2013

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as they body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

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What to Consider Before Tooth Removal in Horses (AAEP 2012)

April 01, 2013

Before extracting a horse's tooth, owners and veterinarians must consider a number of important factors.... Read More

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Handling Equine Oral Tooth Extraction Failures (AAEP 2012)

March 22, 2013

Tooth extractions don't always go as planned, so practitioners must be ready for potential complications.... Read More

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Equine Dental Care (AAEP Convention 2012)

March 22, 2013

Learn about tooth extraction complications and options vets have for handling tooth extraction failures.... Read More

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Equine Dental Issues

February 20, 2013

Dr. Erin Denney-Jones talks about dental issues and training problems.... Read More

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Thinking Through Cheek Tooth Extraction Complications (AAEP 2012)

January 25, 2013

Planning for potential dental extraction complications is essential to a successful procedure.... Read More

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Loose Stools in Old Age

January 15, 2013

My old gelding is generally healthy, but lately he developed loose stools. Is there something I'm missing?... Read More

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Bitting Problems and Your Horse

December 03, 2012

Evaluate dental health and bit suitability to determine if your bit could be causing training issues.... Read More

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Equine Wolf Teeth

September 09, 2012

While these teeth usually don't pose a health risk to the horse, they are often removed in performance horses.... Read More

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Univ. of Md. Extension Schedules Routine Horse Care Lectures

August 12, 2012

The three-part series will cover routine veterinary, farriery, and dental care.... Read More

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Texas Horse Tooth Etching Case Closed

July 13, 2012

The case has been closed unless new information emerges, according to one Texas law enforcement officer.... Read More

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MSU Expands Equine Dental Services

July 11, 2012

Michigan State University's (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine is offering expanded equine dental services.... Read More

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Texas Horse's Teeth Disfigured

July 05, 2012

A Texas veterinarian is hoping to determine who engraved an obscenity onto a horse's front teeth and why.... Read More

Using radiographs (X rays) and fluoroscopy (real-time radiography) of a horse's head while wearing a bridle and bit, Clayton evaluated the position of the bit in a horse's mouth with and without tension applied to the reins.

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Researcher Evaluates Bit, Rein Interaction with Equine Mouth

April 13, 2012

Bits, nosebands, and headpieces all exert pressure on horses when riders place pressure on the reins.... Read More

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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