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What is equine dentistry?

This is a cute picture :) It would be nice if good quality dentistry could be achieved "Naturally" like this. All that can be taken from this picture is that I am a reasonable hand with horses, and can keep them calm and relaxed for some basic work. I am going to refer to a piece Dr Nick Moore a Vet and Equine Dentist in the US wrote which sums up what constitutes proper Equine Dentistry beautifully.

What is equine dentistry? Some call it floating. Some practice "natural dentistry". Some use only hand floats. Others only power equipment. It could all get pretty confusing.

To begin with, a couple things can be tossed out altogether. There is no such thing as natural dentistry. Only practitioners that prey on people's innate attraction to things that are "natural". If you don't sedate a horse and closely look in their mouth with a speculum and a bright light, it's not dentistry. Have you ever seen a "natural equine dentist" post before and after pictures of the cheek teeth on horses they work on? Pictures where an improvement in malocclusions can be noted?

Equine dentistry involves a complete and thorough oral exam and addresses both pathology such as caries and periodontal disease as well as abnormalities of wear such as ramps, protuberant teeth, etc

I'm back now. I just wanted to add, that in almost every other form of dentistry performed with animals, it is done under a full general anesthetic, so we are very lucky with horses that a mild sedative will do the job. Would you go to your own dentist and be happy if they got to work on you without a full examination of your mouth first??

Don't sell your horse short, go for high quality dentistry.

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