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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    Welcome to 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...

    Why Choose an Equine Dental Vet (EDV)?

    Why Choose an Equine Dental Vet (EDV)?

    As a horse owner, you are entitled to expect that the person you are paying to practise dentistry on your horse is properly trained, accredited, insured, regulated and represents value for money.

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    Browse our Vet Listings

    Only trust registered and trained equine dental vet professionals! All our members are qualified professional veterinarians.

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    Checklist for Your Vet

    Checklist for Your Vet

    A quality equine dental vet will easily meet the following criteria. These are the questions you should ask any person treating your horses.

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    Skin Conditions in Horses

    When dealing with skin diseases, it is important to realise the changes that we see can be primary - a direct result of the skin disease or condition, or secondary. Dr Robin van den Boom takes us through skin conditions in horses.

    What's in that mouth?

    Horses, being by their very nature an animal that is both curious and cautious, are often prone to both oral injury and the ingestion of unusual or foreign objects. So, what do you think might be some of the more commonly found items inside horses mouths, and what can be done about them?

    Lumps and Bumps in Horses

    This video discusses Lumps in Bumps in Horses, the variety of causes for them, and likely approaches to treating them where possible.

    Stereotypies in Horses

    Stereotypies are therefore thought to be a result of domestication and changes in the way the horse is kept. Find out more about Stereotypies in this EDVtv Video.

    Dental X-rays for Horses

    Dr Shannon Lee discusses a specific case where X-rays revealed a big problem for a horse that in most other respects did not display any symptoms of having anything wrong.

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    Diagnosing Skin Conditions

    When dealing with skin diseases, it is important to realise the changes that we see can be primary - a direct result of the skin disease or condition, or secondary. Dr Robin van den Boom takes us through skin conditions in horses.

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    What's in that mouth?

    What's in that mouth?

    By Dr Shannon Lee

    As a vet with experience when it comes to looking inside horses' mouths, little would surprise me when it comes to what I might find in there.

    seems, however, I can’t state and repeat enough that horses, being by their very nature an animal that is both curious and cautious, are ofen prone to both oral injury and the ingestion of unusual or foreign objects. And all the while, in many...

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    What is THAT? Lumps, Bumps and Swelling

    What is THAT? Lumps, Bumps and Swelling

    By Dr Rachel Kent

    Finding lumps, bumps and swelling on the skin of horses is a very common problem for owners. In this article, veterinarian Dr Rachel Kent sorts the lumps from the bumps and explains which ones are of concern and require veterinary treatment, versus those which may be left alone.

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    Stifle Lameness

    Stifle Lameness

    By Dr Marta Wereszka

    The stifle is the largest and most complex joint in the horse and, as such, it is an important cause of hindlimb lameness. Equivalent to the human knee, the stifle is controlled by some of the most powerful muscles in the horse’s hindquarters and is subject to tremendous stress forces.

    In this comprehensive article, registered specialist equine surgeon Dr Marta Wereszka, from the University of Sydney Equine Hospital, explains the complex...

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    Stereotypies

    Stereotypies

    By Dr Rachel O'Higgins

    In this article, Dr Rachel O’Higgins examines the current understanding of stereotypies - a group of behaviours which are commonly referred to as ‘stable vices’. As Dr O’Higgines explains, horse owners must change the way they think about stereotypies, instead of being offensive, they need to be recognised as a horse’s coping mechanism induced by frustration and brain dysfunction.

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