horse dental problems

Why is my horse shaking his head?
Why is my horse shaking his head?
Headshaking can be very frustrating. Although it's fairly common, it can be difficult to get to the bottom of and treat effectively. It's actually a clinical sign and, as such, can have a number of underlying causes. …
May 28, 2021
Sedatives and Sedation in Horses
We routinely sedate horses in practice - after vaccination, it’s probably the most common "routine" job that we do. So, what are we doing? How do the drugs work - and why doesn't it always happen the same way? "Sedation…
January 8, 2013 • 74 shares • 10 comments
Colic: Part 2: Medical Colics
In my last piece, I looked at how the vet will examine a horse with colic. Following this, and using all the information from the history and workup, he or she has to decide if the colic is Medical or Surgical. The terms…
June 22, 2012 • 3 shares
Looking after the Older Horse
When I was training as a vet, a 20 year old horse was considered really quite old. Now, however, I regularly find myself working with healthy horses in their late twenties and thirties - even a few that go on into their…
April 19, 2012 • 8 shares • 4 comments
Tooth Care for Horses
I've been thinking about teeth this week - horses' teeth in particular. That's partly because my own horses are due for a dental check up, but also because there's been a report in one of my journals that really made me…
February 23, 2012
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