Equine Dental Vets

Welcome to Equine Dental Vets United Kingdom, Scotland and Ireland

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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Browse our Vet Listings

Browse our Vet Listings

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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Read published articles from Vet Professionals

Read published articles from Vet Professionals

In-depth articles written by our vet members published in top equine publications!

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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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All our EDVTV videos feature and are produced by veterinary professionals, so you can be sure your getting up-to-date, safe and reliable advice.

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.

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.

Latest Articles

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

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 anatomy of the stifle, the diagnostic tools available and some of the treatment options your veterinarian may recommend.

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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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Dental X-Rays

Dental X-Rays

By Dr Shannon Lee BVSc, MANZCVSc, DICEVO

This month, Dr Shannon Lee, talks about the important role of dental x-rays, outlining why x-rays are commonly used in veterinary denistry, so that horse owners can better understand the process, technology and benefits for their own horses undergoing treatment.

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Fencing Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Fencing Injuries and How to Prevent Them

By Dr Adrian Owen

This month, Dr Adrian Owen, a member of Equine Dental Vets, talks about the common injuries caused by poorly designed or maintained fencing.

He encourages every horse owner to consider how they can protect their horses from serious, and even fatal, injuries, with a few simple changes, including electrified fencing.

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Tying Up and Inherited Muscle Disorders

Tying Up and Inherited Muscle Disorders

By Dr Rachel O'Higgins

Tying up is a broad term that describes a wide range of muscle disorders in horses and one of the most frustrating of all problems affecting equine athletes. Ranging from stiffness after exercise to intense pain and an inability to stand and bear weight, what was once thought of as a single condition is now known to comprise a number of specific disorders, some of which are inherited.

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