Equine Dental Vets

Welcome to Equine Dental Vets

An equine dental veterinarian, also known as an equine dentist or horse dentist, has the knowledge, experience and equipment to prevent pain and offer horse owners the peace of mind that comes from working with professionals.

Dental disease causes pain and suffering for many horses. It is very common, and often left untreated or incorrectly treated, due to a lack of understanding, poor equipment and limited training in this field.

This site helps you to find equine dental vets in your area. All veterinarians undergo extensive training in providing animal health care, and the vets listed on this site have all completed recognised further training specifically in equine dentistry. There is range of levels and experience ranging from fundamental principles to higher levels of professional qualification. Use this site to learn more about equine dental care (horse dentistry) and to select an equine dental vet.

Or browse our articles from vets about caring for your horse, how to choose a good service provider, things you need to know to ensure your horse is healthy and happy.

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Gastric Ulceration in Horses

Dr Andy Lamont of Riverina Equine Veterinary Service introduces this EDV video on stomach ulcers in horses.

Bits and Bitting

One tip: flip the lip! This video presents helpful advice for bit selection and making sure your horse is bitted properly.

First Aid for Your Horse

Dr Olivia James of Brindabella Equine Mobile Veterinary Services shares top tips about being prepared to give first aid for your horse in case of an accident.

Laminitis in Horses

Dr Luke Wells-Smith from the Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre in Muswellbrook, NSW Australia introduces this video on laminitis, what causes it, how it can be treated and what you should look out for in your horse.

EOTRH

Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis, or EOTRH, is a form of periodontal disease and shares similarities with diseases found in cats and people that cause oral resorption of dental tissues.

Latest Articles

Our latest articles written by EDV vet members as published in top equine publications. Browse our article archives for much more!

Equine Osteoarthritis

By Dr James Meyer

Lameness is one of the top three areas of equine veterinary medicine, along with colic and reproduction. Joint disease is the most common cause of lameness and results from pain during movement. In this article, Dr James Meyer walks us through the causes, disagnoses and treatments for lameness.

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Ulcers

By Dr Andrew Lamont

Stomach ulcers affect both, foals and adult horses and are reported to occur in up to 93% of thoroughbreds, 70% of endurance horses and 60% of performance horses in training. The vast majority of horses that have stomach ulcers do not, however, exhibit obvious clinical signs, hindering the diagnosis and thus treatment of the condition...

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Flip the Lip! Bits and bitting demystified

By Dr Shannon Lee BVSc, MANZCVSc, MICEVO

As a equine dental veterinarian I know horse’s mouths well, and over the years I have identified some simple, common mistakes and problems that affect many horses and riders. As a result I’ve helped many horses and riders solve bitting issues and move-on from the frustration, the expense and the headaches allowing them to get on with what they really want to do – go riding!

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First Aid - Be Prepared

By Dr Olivia James BVSc(hons) MANZCVSc

You walk out to the paddock in the morning before work to feed up and check that your precious horses are ok. You enjoy this time of the morning, the sun is shining and it is going to be a beautiful day...

As you turn the corner your heart sinks, the chestnut mare is standing away from the rest of the horses and you can see wire around her legs and...

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The Whole Tooth

Proper regular dental care is important for all horses, regardless of age size or use - just like it is in humans. As well a making for a happier, healthier horse, the benefits provided by proper dental care include being able to maximise the FCR or Feed Conversion Ratio.

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