Check out the most recent issue of The Horse magazine (www.thehorse.com) for an article written by Dr. Easley on the importance of dental examinations. While not every horse may need floating every year, every horse does benefit from at least a yearly examination. Read about why this is necessary.
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Mark your calendars! The AAEP-sponsored event for veterinarians, 360 Equine Dentistry, is scheduled for early August at Texas A & M. Further information forthcoming as available. Stay tuned…..
Thank you to all who helped make the Healthy Horse Seminar this past weekend, a huge success! We had over 70 horse enthusiasts attend the day-long seminar with presentations by five local veterinarians. A thank you to the Shelby Co. Extension Office for providing such a wonderful space to hold this seminar. Stay tuned for future happenings and information regarding the care of your horse. Have a good spring…and don’t forget those vaccinations!
Warmest wishes from our practice, homes (and barns!). May joy fill your heart, peace touch your soul and love fill your life this Christmas and always.
Thank you for your gifts of friendship over the past years. May 2012 bring much happiness and good health to you and your 4 legged equine friends.
Dr. Jack Easley recently attended the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 2011 Annual Convention held in San Antonio, TX, Nov. 18-22. As the world’s largest continuing education meeting for equine veterinarians, the convention offered the latest advances in equine medicine, surgery, and research. More than 2400 veterinary professionals from around the world particpated.
The AAEP, headquarted in Lexington, KY, was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, the AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its nearly 10,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research, and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industy.
Schedule attendance at the Healthy Horse Seminar, 9-2 pm, Saturday February 4, 2012, at the Shelby Co. Extension Office. Check this website often for more details. This is a free seminar and includes lunch, handouts, and door prizes.
Dr. Easley is available for equine dental consultation via internet, telephone, and/or travel to your clinic/hospital. He is happy to provide in-clinic instruction for interns or new associate veterinarians who desire more detailed dental instruction in their practice. Please contact us via our web address or telephone for more information.
Dr. Easley recently visited Caldeon Equine Hospital in Caledon, CANADA, to consult and work with equine surgeon Dr. Bruce Watt. Dr. Elfriede Rosskopf joined the team at Caldeon and extractions and sinus surgeries were performed on several horses. Thank you Dr. Watt and staff members at Caledon for your professional expertise and great Canadian Hospitality!
Upcoming event…MARK YOUR CALENDAR! There will be a Healthy Horse Seminar early next year. At this time, February 4, 2012, is tentatively scheduled for a Healthy Horse Seminar featuring 5 local veterinarians lecturing on various topics of interest for preventative equine care. Keep checking back for more information as it develops.
An oral examination should be an essential part of your horse(s)’ annual physical examination by a veterinarian. Every examination provides the opportunity to perform routine preventative dental maintenance. Regular examinations also help identify dental problems while they are still in early stages, which decreases the chances that the dental problem can lead to other serious health issues for your horse. Early detection also cuts costs in the long run.
At the minimum, all horses should receive a yearly dental examination. Horses aged 2 to 5 years may require more frequent dental exams and attention as there is an extraordinatry amount of dental maturation during this period. Senior horses (20 years and older) are at increased risk for developing periodontal disease and face the additional challenges of advancing age. Twice-a-year examinations are often recommended to keep the aged horses’ teeth functioning properly into their third and fourth decades of life.
Keep in mind, a check up which is a complete examination of the oral cavity with a mouth speculum in place, does not necessary lead to floating. The mouth should be “charted” for future reference and followup.
Call the office for a checkup! 502-633-0112