Equine Dentistry: How To Care For Your Horse’s Teeth

In this tutorial, Dr Leigh speaks with equine dental vet Dr Olivia James BVSc(hons) MANZCVSc (Eq dentistry) Diplomate ICEVO CMAVA of Australian Veterinary Equine Dentistry, all about equine dentistry.

Horses differ from us and many other animals in that their teeth continually erupt.

This means that horses require regular dental care to ensure that their mouth and teeth are functional and not causing pain.

Dr Olivia is a specialist veterinary dentist of the American veterinary dental college or AVDC.

As such, she is one of the most experienced veterinary dentists in Australia, albeit the world.

In this tutorial we will be discussing:

  1. how often horses teeth need a dental exam
  2. why equine vet dentists use sedation to examine a horse’s mouth
  3. wolf teeth: are they really a problem
  4. bit seats: are they required
  5. regulations for equine dentistry and who can perform it
  6. things you can do to keep your horse’s mouth and teeth healthy


If you own or care for horses, count this as a not-to-be-missed tutorial..


Tonight on Hey Doc: Ask the vet with Dr Leigh we will be talking equine dentistry with special guest equine veterinary dentist Dr Olivia James.
Dr Olivia will be discussing everything you need to know about equine dentistry.
If you have any questions pop them down below and join us at 7.30pm AEDT to hear the answer!

To learn more about equine dentistry and What’s In That Horse’s Mouth check out this article: https://www.yourvetonline.com/what-is-in-your-horses-mouth/

Posted by Your Vet Online on Monday, 13 August 2018


equine vet dentistry tutorial with Dr Leigh and Dr Olivia James