Equine Dental PracticeTM
METHODS OF TREATMENT
the disclaimer and privacy statement.
is our aim to provide a service to the horse which benefits the horse
and the owner by improving oral and digestive health and oral comfort.
The well-being of the horse is paramount. Treatment is rendered with a caring approach and by means of effective methods. These methods
respect the natural structure of equine
dentition and have the objective of correcting abnormal dental
conditions which may be caused by dietary, genetic, traumatic or other
Services provided by the Australian Equine Dental Practice emphasize:
- Treating the horse sensitively and as an individual, without
restraints such as head slings or sedatives. Where sedatives are
required to be administered, this will be effected by a veterinarian.
examining and treating, without compromise, all relevant dental and
oral conditions. Gum conditions may later lead to dental ailments
and require early corrective action. Even a minor elevated
ridge across a grinding surface of a molar can cause feed to impact
between opposing teeth.
a responsible role in the well-being of the horse and
serving the client with appropriate advice about:
- dental and oral health
- responsible dental
- good riding and
- good nutritional
- Providing treatment
which respects the structure and function of teeth as part of the
digestive system avoiding the use of rotary burrs or other high risk
mechanical intervention. See the Equine Dental Practitioners Association AEDPA Inc. Statement on the Use of Power Tools
is given careful attention. In the horse's environment this is
always a compromise but instruments are sanitized by immersing in
antiseptic liquid between patients. The mouth is also rinsed with
an antiseptic solution after procedures.
- Procedures which involve a high level of pain to the horse are not contemplated unless veterinary care is available.
it is necessary to reduce the length of a severely extended molar,
incisor or canine, no cutting forceps or burr grinders are used.
The only device appropriate for these procedures at present is a fine
diamond rotary water-cooled disc or pin cutter. This prevents
overheating or fracture of the tooth.
If you have any questions about procedures and would like to know more, please E-mail us from the Contact Page.
Peter Borgdorff 1984-2009
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