Equine Dentistry

The knowledge of equine dental care has improved greatly over recent years, with techniques for equine dentistry evolving to meet this improved knowledge.

At West Lakeland Vets we can provide the complete equine dentistry service. We are equipped with a Hausman style speculum, a range of floats and veterinary sedatives for your horse or pony if required.

Although some patients are fine without sedation we find that the sedated patient’s mouth can be examined thoroughly and that dental work can be performed in a controlled fashion and with pain killing sedatives used there is little or no distress to your horse. Sedation often allows the sharp enamel points to be reduced in areas where they have caused ulcers to develop on the cheek or tongue, a painful procedure without sedatives. Sedatives also ensure that both your horse, the handler, and vet are safe during the procedure.

A dental chart is made during the examination which you can keep for your records.

If you would like to book your horse or pony in for a dental examination and float then please contact Chris Harrison or Laura Fisher at our Egremont surgery, during surgery hours, on 01946 820312.


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Egremont Surgery
55 Main Street
CA22 2DB

Tel: 01946 820312
Whitehaven Surgery
Preston Street
CA28 9DL

Tel: 01946 693303