Differences Between Equine Dental Practices
Equine Dentistry has gone through quite an evolution within the twenty years I’ve been working in the industry. When I entered the Equine Dental Certification Program there were only two theories, Veterinary Dentistry and Traditional Horse Dentistry (Equilibration or Three-Point-Balance). Recently there has been a new marketing approach to dentistry, identified as “Natural Dentistry”, (performed without sedation and exclusively using hand floats).
Because of the significant differences between these three dental theories, I am obliged to discuss the differences so horse owners will know what they are paying for and how each dental theory influences their horse.
Does My Horse Need a Dentist?
- Poor Performance
- Behavior Problems
- Poor Condition
It might just be his teeth!
Grant MacKinnon is one of only a handful of qualified certified dentists traveling and specializing in equilibration or three-point-balance. MacKinnon received his training from the Academy of Equine Dentistry, under schoolmaster Dale Jeffrey C.P.Eq.D.