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Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2001 Aug;17(2):319-34.

Equine dental advances.

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Equine Veterinary Care of Nevada and Equi-Dent Technologies, Inc, Sparks, Nevada, USA. sgreenedvm@aol.com

Abstract

The reintroduction and development of safe motorized instruments, the increased availability of continuing education, and the understanding and implementation of appropriate procedures allow practitioners to provide better dental care. Veterinarians realize that sedation, analgesia, a full-mouth speculum, and proper instrumentation are necessary to provide these services. Continued instrument design, future research, and new treatment and prophylactic protocols should have a positive impact on the future of equine dental health. New and rediscovered procedures for equilibrating equine occlusion are allowing horses to masticate more efficiently, carry a bit more comfortably, and experience improved performance. The horse, the horse owner, and the veterinary profession all benefit from providing complete equine dental care.

PMID:
15658179
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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