equine dentistry

Trimming the Toe

Holistic Horse

How the hooves are effected by dental issues in the horses mouth. Read more

Equine Wellness

Is there a difference between equine dentistry and “floating”? Read more

Therapy 1 Comments

Watching the health of a senior horse decline is not only difficult to bear, but is also avoidable. Taking certain easily-managed steps to care for your senior horse holistically can mean the difference between suffering and enjoyable old-age. Read more

Equine Wellness

Being a horse dentist myself, I know that if you take hold of a horse’s tongue like that, [you] could damage the delicate bones in the back of the tongue. Read more


Holistic Horse discusses whether to sedate or not to sedate horses for equine dentistry. Read more


Horse Canine teeth

Karen Tappenden

Teeth floating is a part of nearly everyone’s scheduled treatments for their horses. The rule of thumb for how often to schedule floating is at least every two years, more frequently if specific problems exist Read more


foal sleeping


Celebrate your new arrival this spring, and give him or her a healthy start with these tips to handle "Foals' Firsts": Read more

Equine Wellness

  • Horse Teeth

    Karen Tappenden

    Horse Teeth

    Incisors of horse

  • Equine Dentistry with Power Tools


    Equine Dentistry with Power Tools

    Equine Dentistry with Power Tools

  • Equine Dentist


    Equine Dentist

    Equine Dentist working on a horse's teeth

  • Bit Seat

    Dr. Rhiannon Fenton, DVM and Sara Twickler, EqNBD

    Bit Seat

    Outlined in red is demonstration of a bit seat creating a gap in contact between the premolars. The horse relies on the ability of ALL teeth to make as much surface area contact with each opposing tooth above or below without any gapping. Remember, each tooth is the calcified ending of a nerve. The entire tooth needs to touch its opposing tooth in order to have that synapse and “spark plug” type effect previously discussed. The meridian chart (Page TK) reviews which organs, muscles, joints, etc., will be negatively affected by a bit seat or gap being created in any tooth.

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