Advanced Equine Dentistry

"Maximizing performance and optimizing health" We provide two types of services: Maintenance Hand Floats and Correctional and Maintenance Power Floats.

Whichever is best for the horse and its owner. "working with you and your vet for the health of your horse"

Operating as usual

Please be sure to check your horses hay and pasture for fox tails.
Because of the difficult hay season we had last year, many foxtails were able to mature. The mature seed heads produce long, pointed awns ( resembling a foxtail, hence the name) that have potential to irritate a horses' mouth, causing sores and possible infection.

The sores can be on the inside of horses' lips, along the bars, around the incisors, and along the molar arcades.
These awns frequently tend to borrow themselves along the gingivual edge around the incisors, as well.

I've seen quite a few cases of these within the last several weeks.

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Nick Moore DVM speaking about tooth development in the Anatomy course at the Academy of Equine Dentistry.

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[04/19/17]   It's obviously spring and my schedule is as crazy as usual. I'm quite behind on follow-up calls. If I've seen your horse over the last 2/3 weeks and you haven't heard from me, I apologize. Hopefully you will hear from me by the end of the week. Also I'm scheduling into June and will be sending out June and July appointment cards within the next 2 weeks. Please don't hesitate to make you appointments. There is very limited availability. Lastly, I do not have messenger on my phone, therefore if you contact me that way it may take several days for me to get back to you. Best way to get a hold of me is by calling and leaving a voicemail or text 724-244-6599. Thank you! It's been a blessing to be able to help you take care of your horses :)

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This horse has clearly had its teeth "floated" very recently. This can be seen in the first picture with the pink arrow pointing to where the teeth have been rasped at an angle. There are still sharp points, very large ramps causing ulcers in the back for the mouth, large ramps on the upper 6's (first upper tooth in same picture), and many protuberant teeth. The after pictures show what I would consider to be complete dental equilibration where dental wear is uniformly distributed and simultaneous occlusion is achieved.

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Just had a case very similar to this!

Imagine what it would be like to have such deep ulcerations in your mouth....horses are stoic!

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Our favorite season is officially here!

Hi everyone! Would like to encourage you all to make your fall appointments now. I have 1 appointment available for this month on September 28, if you would like to schedule please call Brown Equine Hospital at 814-443-3560. I already have very limited availability and only few appointments left for the month of October and am scheduling into November. Please call and make your appointments now, 724-244-6599 or 814-443-3560.
And thank you all so much for your continued service as my schedule has changed this year! You've made me love my job more than I could ever imagine.

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Equine dentistry is so much more than taking off sharp points. Primarily, equilibration addresses the need to adjust malloclusions of wear so that the pressure and attrition that hypsodont teeth undergo is as evenly distributed as possible. This in turn prolongs the useful life of the dentition. Simple in concept - complex in application. It can be Life changing for horses when "balance" is achieved.
Balance is hard to define, but these pictures reflect a mouth that is more balanced now than it was originally. Balance occurs along a spectrum and while we struggle to define it, interestingly, it seems like we can all recognize it when we see it - whether in life or in dentistry.
These pictures were taken about 2 years apart and show what can be achieved in a horse's mouth.

The condition is called shear mouth and in this case occurred because of a fractured tooth causing pain. As such the horse stopped chewing on its left side resulting in very steep table angles.

Moore Equine published the first report documenting dental pain as a cause of shear mouth. If you would like to learn more about this condition, click on the following link:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eve.12381/abstract;jsessionid=09E49C06B23214E9D849F7018E1E7DF4.f03t04

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True? But worth it all!

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Our "Ask The Vet" question today is "How often should my horse’s teeth be “floated“?".
To read the advice from our vets follow this link:
http://www.wisconsinequineclinic.com/uploads/How_Often_Should_My_Horses_Teeth_Be_Floated.pdf

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The picture below is of wolf teeth that were extracted in a race horse that was having some biting and driving issues.
1 tooth was fractured, the clinical crown, the part of the tooth exposed was broken off and the other tooth was blind, unerupted and not exposed.
Both were extracted, entirely, and the horse is now doing much better!
Most horses should be examined before training to ensure there will be no biting issues and to prevent any problems.

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I would also like to introduce Kasey McClymonds!
As I was unsure of what to do regarding my schedule for 2016, I searched for someone who would help take on some of my clients to help me with the workload.
Someone who was passionate about doing dentistry, just as much as I am. Someone who actually cares about horses, animals, and strives to make a difference in their well-being. Some who can communicate with my clients just I have... Someone who has the credentials and experience to take care of your horses. Someone I can trust.

Kasey and I briefly worked together during the summer of 2013 not knowing this would be the start of a journey, friendship, and work relationship!
Kasey was doing her externship at Brown Equine Hospital for school, where she expressed her interest in Equine Dentistry.
Kasey graduated as a CVT from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh, Class of 2014.
She went on to pursue her interests in Equine Dentistry, she completed the course and was certified from the American School of Equine Dentistry May of 2014.
She has also completed an apprenticeship with Dr. Richard O. Miller, who specializes in Equine Dentistry.
She also has gotten certified as an equine dentist through the Equine Dental Providers of America.
Her and I again worked together November of 2015 in preparation for her to take on some of my clients for the upcoming year.

For many of my clients that are unable to haul or would like a regular routine farm visit, please contact Kasey.
She will be able to coordinate a dental with your regular farm call veterinarian, the same as I have in past.
To schedule an appointment with Kasey please contact her at 724-816-8330.

Hello Everyone! I would like to introduce you to our newest addition, Miss Skylar McKenna. Yes it was a girl! YAY! I just want to say what a blessing she has been to our family. I have enjoyed taking some much needed time off, with her and my family. I know many of you are wondering if i'm back to work yet. I am! :)
Although, I have made some changes to my schedule and will be doing dentals with limited availability. I trust that many of you will understand. It has been a very difficult decision for me, I've prayed and given this much thought and find that it is Gods will and the best decision for my family.
I want to still be able to provide that great, trusted service to many of your horses. I absolutely love the gifts that God has given me and love being a part of each of your horse's care!
And I want to thank each and everyone one of you for letting me provide that great, quality care to your beloved horses!

I will not be making regular routine farm calls any longer. I will however, make a farm call for a minimum of 8 horses. ( So, if your one of the bigger horse facilities, boarding facilities, or just want to haul your horses to a friends to make at least 8, I will coordinate a trip out to get your horses taken care of.)
I will still be providing dentals at Brown Equine Hospital and for now, will be scheduling annual maintenance, dentals once every 4 weeks.
I will continue to provide emergency care, and dentals based on veterinary referral only and will require them to hauled into Brown Equine Hospital. If you are unable to haul, please contact me and I will discuss further options with your regular veterinarian.

So how to schedule an appointment:
If you'd like to coordinate an appointment with 8 or more horses, please contact me as usual, by calling 724-244-6599.
Otherwise if you'd like to schedule an appointment or have something that's urgent or needs care immediately, please call Brown Equine Hospital at 814-443-3560.

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The last few weeks have been so busy... I totally feel this way today 😜

[07/13/15]   Advanced Equine Dentistry Clients:

I intend on taking maternity leave starting July 24, 2015. Due to family demands and pregnancy complications I will not be doing any dental work until, after the baby is born. Between the arrival of the new baby and the end of the year I will be doing horse dentals that are due to be done in 2015 only. I will not be doing any new horses until 2016.

However, I will see emergency and urgent cases based on veterinary referral. I will delegate other responsibilities during my maternity leave. If you need to get in touch with me before, during, or after, please contact me via phone, at 724-244-6599.

The care of your horses are still as just as important to me! I will do my best to fit any dentals in that I can, before I go on maternity leave. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. The schedule between now and July 24 is getting fairly full, so please don’t hesitate to schedule either.

My work schedule will be changing for the year of 2016, due to family demands also. I will be writing to inform you all of this new schedule toward the beginning of 2016. I truly appreciate every one of you and your horses. I hope you understand, as I expect many of you will. Thank you for your business and continued business in the future.

When doing horses teeth.... every tooth in the mouth should be assessed and examined. From the very back to the very front. There are many dentists that do not address the incisors; not doing so can imbalance the mouth.. increasing the vertical dimension of occulsion (the gap between the cheek teeth) causing masseter and temporal muscle discomfort.

A Horse’s mouth is composed of the incisors, canines, wolf teeth, pre-molars, and molars. The incisors are the teeth that nip the feed. The canines, which are mostly found in only male horses, they were used as fighting teeth in the wild but serve no purpose in the domesticated horse. The wolf teeth are small rudimentary teeth that are usually removed between the ages of 1 and 2 for bitting comfort. The premolars are in the arcade with the molars which are the “grinding” or “cheek” teeth.

Adult horse can have up to a total of 44 teeth.
(Usually 42)

If you've received your appointment cards in the mail please don't hesitate to make an appointment! I'm scheduling into the 2nd and 3rd week of July. It's not to early to get on the schedule! Please stay posted as I will be letting everyone know when I will be going on maternity leave... Fingers crossed everyone will get fit in!!! 😊

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Just because your horses look great doesn't mean there's not a problem. Make sure they're checked annually! I want to maximize your horses performance and optimize its health

Even the fat, easy keeping ponies NEED ANNUAL dental care. Its so easy to overlook the fatties in the herd, but remember they could be suffering in silence.

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Do young horses need dental work?
We often hear people say that "oh this horse doesn't need his teeth done, he's an easy keeper and never shows any sign of dropping feed."
By the time horses actually show signs of dental pain, it means that something really painful is going on. It is much easier and cheaper to prevent these problems than to wait until the horse is struggling.
Dropping feed can be an indication of dental pain but many horses are sloppy eaters and have fine teeth. It is very difficult to know if a horse has dental problems without performing a thorough dental exam. This means using sedation, a bright headlight, and a speculum.

The horse in this picture is only 2 years old. He doesn't even have his adult teeth yet. He is very well taken care of and this is what we found on his first dental.

What we can't see can hurt them.

What about you guys? Did you grow up with horses or become a horse person later in life? My first horse experience was when I was about 11 or 12! And what a blessing it was and how they've made my heart whole!

Friday Feedback: Did you grow up with horses or become a horse person later in life?

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Bundle up! It's chilly out 😊

Perfect timing for this article!

Temperatures are once again falling across the U.S. Energy needs for a horse at maintenance increase about 1% for each degree below 18°F. For example, if the temperature is 0°F, a 1,000 pound idle, adult horse would need approximately 2 additional pounds of forage each day the temperature remains at 0°F. It is best to provide the extra energy as forage as more heat is produced from the microbial fermentation of forage compared to the digestion of grain. Most data suggest that the need for other nutrients do not change during cold weather. Photo credit: This Old Horse, Inc.

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