Sand colic is a specific type of colic seen in horses that live in a sandy environment. It accounts for about 5% of all colics seen. Sand colic presents with symptoms similar to any generic colic, such as inappetence, pawing, rolling, looking or kicking at the stomach, distress and unease, and dehydration. One sign thatContinue reading “Sand Colic….Different?”
For the last 50 years, most horse owners have been told to deworm their horses every 2 months with rotating dewormers. While this has been effective in decreasing infection from what was considered the major parasite of horses 50 years ago, S. vulgaris or the large strongyle, it is now a moot point. S. vulgarisContinue reading “Deworming Strategies”
Advanced Equine Dentistry would like to wish all of our clients and their amazing horses a wonderful holiday season! Let’s hope the new year will bring us all good health, safety, stability, and JOY!!!
The definition of liability is “the state of being responsible for something, especially by law”. Sadly, the holiday season can bring out both the best and worst in folks leaving some horse owners subject to losses they weren’t expecting. Lately, we’ve heard numerous stories from clients who have hired “equine” contractors or services only toContinue reading “Tis the Season…Be Careful!”
Richard, Terri, and Morgan would like to wish all of the AED clients the warmest of holidays, brimming with blessings! We are so very thankful for each of you and the trust you place in us daily to care for your precious horses!
Horse’s teeth have the same composition as human teeth and just like humans, they can get cavities. As the life expectancy of horses has increased, our ability to treat dental caries has a huge impact….the cost of placing a composite filling into an equine cavity can preserve the integrity of the tooth and may preventContinue reading “Horses Get Cavities Too!”
Creeping Indigo (CI) is a non-native flowering ground cover plant that was introduced to Florida in the mid-1900’s. Ironically, it was brought in by universities to see if it could be used as livestock forage. This didn’t work out, as animals began to show signs of toxicity and death when fed a diet of IndigoferaContinue reading “Creeping Indigo”
Equine odontoclastic tooth resorption and hypercementosis. A long name for a complicated disease. Thankfully, we shorten the name to EOTRH (or “E-roth” as we say). EOTRH is a degenerative disease that affects the incisors and canines, in most cases. There have been a few select reports of it also involving the first premolars, but itContinue reading “Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis…..EOTRH for Short!”
Please come join Advanced Equine Dentistry as we support the Pasco County Horseman’s Association and the Pasco County Sheriffs Canine Team on November 8th, 2020! Great organizations and lots of equine fun and prizes! Don’t miss the K9 Demonstration! Stop by the AED trailer and say “Hi”!
Whenever we check a new horse, especially a younger one, we look for the presence of wolf teeth. Wolf teeth are typically present just in front of the first cheek tooth, and can be present on both the top (more common) and the bottom jaw. They are numbered 105/205/305/405 and are present in around 70%Continue reading “What’s the Deal with Wolf Teeth?”