|Above. Using hand float with full mouth speculum and head supports.
|Above. Large rostral hooks
|Above. Horse ready for dental in the
|Above. Severe tongue lession
due to jagged tooth.
Regular dental maintenance is crucial to sustaining
your horse's health and performance.
At SSEC we have a full range of dental equipment
including reciprocating and rotary powered equipment
plus hand tools and a speculum for every size horse.
Also at the clinic the stock, designed by Dr. Everman,
has head supports to facilitate dentistry. These make
the procedures more comfortable for the horse and
much easier for the owner and the veterinary staff.
Of course, we still do a large amount of dentistry in the
field, but becuase of and the stocks, we suggest
haul-ins for dentistry whenever possible.
Many horses do not show evidence of dental problems
until they are well advanced. By this time they are
more expensive to deal with and sometimes cannot be
completely corrected. For this reason we suggest an
oral/dental exam at least once a year.