Choosing the Right Hay for Your Horse

After reading our article on Body Condition Scoring, you may be wondering if you are feeding your horse properly. Clients often ask us for nutritional advise based on what they have noticed with their horse. Sometimes, this is their first horse and they just feed what they were told by the old owner. Choosing theContinue reading “Choosing the Right Hay for Your Horse”

New Wellness Packages Designed to Save Our Horse Owners $$$

Advanced Equine Dentistry has created “Wellness Packages” designed to save our horse owners money on the dental and wellness services you routinely use! The packages bundle common wellness services with discounts attached to each level. You choose the services you need and a discount is automatically applied based on what your horse requires during theContinue reading “New Wellness Packages Designed to Save Our Horse Owners $$$”

Indications Your Horse May Need a Dental Exam

Most horse owners are familiar with some of the common signs that their horse may need a dental exam, such as difficulty chewing, loss of body condition, excessive salivation, and head turning while eating. “Dropping feed” isn’t necessarily a sign your horse is having issues chewing, unless they’re dropping hay. Horses mouths aren’t designed toContinue reading “Indications Your Horse May Need a Dental Exam”

Determining a Horse’s Age by its Teeth

: We are often called out by clients to check a horse they are interested in purchasing before they buy. As part of a pre-purchase exam, all horses should have their dentition checked. We have found broken teeth, broken jaws that have healed, and severe dental and oral diseases during these pre-purchase exams. One ofContinue reading “Determining a Horse’s Age by its Teeth”

Why Equine Dentistry is Important

How often should my horse have his teeth floated? Why should my horse have his teeth floated? These are questions many horse owners have asked themselves over the years. Current recommendations by the Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) vary with the age of the horse. Foals under a year old should have their mouth conformationContinue reading “Why Equine Dentistry is Important”

Microchips…..A service we are happy to provide to AED clients!

Microchip technology is being used increasingly for horses and is a means of lifetime identification.  Each chip number is unique with characters that designate the manufacturer, the country of origin, and the horse registered with the chip insertion.  Currently, the USEF, USHJA, FEI, and Jockey Club require micro-chipping of any horse in their registries andContinue reading “Microchips…..A service we are happy to provide to AED clients!”

We are still making appointments…

The Advanced Equine Dentistry Staff hopes that all of our clients are safe and healthy! We wanted you to know that we are working as we are a veterinary practice, always wear gloves and masks, AND can easily maintain 6 foot distances from you during our procedures. But, we also wanted you to know thatContinue reading “We are still making appointments…”

What is “wellness”?

For humans, the World Health Organization defines wellness as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease”. When we talk about “equine wellness” in our practice, it goes beyond dentistry. We know that each of our clients acts as their horse’s guardian and that overall, theirContinue reading “What is “wellness”?”