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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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.

Heart Disease in Horses

Heart disease in horses can cause poor performance since it is directly related to the ability of the heart to pump blood loaded with oxygen around the body. If the pumping ability is reduced, then the body does not get enough oxygen and poor performance occurs. From mild forms that may result in poor performance to severe disease, collapse or even death, heart disease in horses is more common than...

Respiratory Disease in Horses

Horses are elite athletes. Peak performance demands an optimally functioning respiratory system. In this video, Dr Deryck Tan discusses the equine respiratory system, what to diagnose respiratory disease, and treatment options.

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.

Latest Articles

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

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 very early age.

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Heart Disease

Heart Disease

By Dr Katharyn Mitchell BVSc

The horse has an extraordinary heart, capable of pumping 30 to 40 litres per minute at rest and up to 250 litres per minute around the body during peak exercise. However, like all things, this magnificent piece of engineering can fail.

Heart disease can cause poor performance since it is directly related to the ability of the heart to pump blood loaded with oxygen around the body. If the...

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Respiratory Disease - Overview

Respiratory Disease - Overview

By Dr Deryck Tan BVSc MANZCVSc

Horses are elite athletes and peak performance demands an optimally functioning respiratory system.
The respiratory tract delivers oxygen to the cells for cellular respiration and energy production, and excretes carbon dioxide, the waste product.

In this article, Dr Deryck Tan, from Valley Equine Veterinary Centre gives an overview of the anatomy of the respiratory tract and the most common respiratory conditions that compromise its optimum performance

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What's that Bump?

What's that Bump?

By Dr Sarah Behan

It is common to suddenly discover your horse has one or more lumps or bumps somewhere on Its body.

In this article Dr Sarah Behan from from Equine Veterinary Dentistry explains some of the common skin conditions that may show up as lumps and bumps. As with most conditions, a correct veterinary diagnosis will determine the exact cause, so if you are unsure, the lump persists, it is painful or in...

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Equine Osteoarthritis

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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