This penultimate workshop for 2018 took place on Saturday at the clinic with a high demand for places showing how important equine dentistry is to horse owners. An extra session was added as the workshop was so popular, and we already have a waitlist for next year.
The session was taken by Jane Haden MRCVS who has a particular passion for equine dentistry. Jane is studying for her Cert AVP in Equine Dentistry with Liverpool University, which is a postgraduate qualification at Masters level.
Jane started the session with a presentation covering what a routine dental examination should include and discussed the importance of dental charts and the use of sedation. She then looked at some of the more common problems that we find during routine examinations such as diastamata, infundibular caries and fractures.
The group then moved onto a live patient where Jane demonstrated how important sedation is in allowing us to get a detailed look at each and every tooth, either with our oral endoscope, dental mirror and dental pick. She then demonstrated how to approach rasping before the group where able to have a go on a new teaching tool we have. The practice have invested in a plastic head with removable dental arcades which means clients and vet students can have a go themselves.
Massive thanks to Jill from Loch View Stables for providing us with the lovely Zara who was a model patient, and of course Splash who was rolled out again for the second session.
These practical workshops are a fantastic way for horse owners to come and learn in a small, practical and friendly environment. Our final session for 2018 on lower limb dissection runs in a week’s time and is completely booked up. New dates for 2019 will be announced shortly so keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page and get in quick!
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