Equine Dental Vets

Welcome to Equine Dental Vets Australia

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

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Useful and informative videos in our dedicated vet video website featuring professional vets covering the hot button topics that are affecting your horses

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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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Young Horse Developmental Problems

Dr Shannon Lee describes common dental abnormalities that occur in horses, ponies and miniature horses, which need to be rectified as early as 12 weeks of age.

The things horse owners believe

What makes vets laugh can also make them cry.

Foot Infection in the Horse

Dr Luke Wells-Smith takes us through the possible causes of abcesses and lameness in horses, what to look for and how it is diagnosed and treated.

Nutrition for the Equine Athlete

Feeding your champion horse the best feed? Got the best trainer? Giving that horse all the best treatments? Your superstar may still not live up to your expectations. Dr John Chopin, Equine Reproduction Specialist, tells us why we may have missed out on that equine champion through neglecting possibly the most important part of its development - before it is born.

Your Horse's First Dental Exam

Dr Gilll Rickard of Illawarra Equine discusses when your horse should have its first dental exam, and advice on how to approach caring for your young horse.

Latest Articles

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

Congenital Dental Abnormalities

By Dr Shannon Lee BVSc, MANZCVSc, D.ICEVO

From an early age, dental issues can severely affect a horse’s ability to graze and socialise. However, if detected early, congenital dental abnormalities, such as malocclusion (parrot and sow mouth), cleft palate and wry nose, can be corrected.

Advances in equine dentistry hold great promise in correcting what would otherwise be detrimental conditions. For those breeding and raising young horses, it’s crucial that you learn to recognise the signs of dental conditions to support your young horse in living a long, healthy and happy life.

 

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Equine Castration

Equine Castration

By Dr Euan Laidlaw

The castration of the male horse is a significant operation and fraught with potential complications. In this article, Dr Euan Laidlaw from Cheviot Vets in the United Kingdom, will explain a bit more about what to expect from the event, which may be more than you are already aware of, how you can prepare and, thus, minimise complications, and how to recognise them if and when they occur.

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Not Like Pulling Teeth

Not Like Pulling Teeth

By Dr Shannon Lee BVSc, MANZCVSc, D.ICEVO

‘Pulling a tooth’ is a term that needs to change. If you’ve been around horses, chances are you will at some point hear someone say ‘my horse had to have a tooth pulled out’ or some similar comment.

To understand why other than baby or diseased teeth cannot be ‘pulled’, you need to understand the very unique characteristics of horse teeth which Dr Shannon Lee explains in this article.

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Foot Infections

Foot Infections

By Dr Luke Wells-Smith BVSc

The foot abscess is a common cause of lameness and a circumstance that many horse owners will encounter at some point in time.

In this article, veterinary podiatrist Dr Luke Wells-Smith describes how they happen, the clinical signs, different types of foot infections and areas that they can affect, as well as detailing the current treatment and management strategies.

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First Dental for the Young Horse

First Dental for the Young Horse

By Dr Shannon Lee BVSc, MANZCVSc, D.ICEVO

When should my horse have his first dental exam?

It’s a common enough question in the horse industry and, while many people will actually offer an opinion, they may not have taken the time to become well informed.

In this article, Equine Dental Vet Dr Shannon Lee answers this question and explains why, when it comes to dental care, you need to monitor, care for and manage your young horses from a...

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