Manual of Equine Dentistry

Manual of Equine Dentistry

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The effect of dental health on a horse's overall well-being and performance, as well as the positive financial impact that dental procedures can bring to a practice, has made dentistry a growing area in equine medicine. This practical field guide of common dental procedures helps practitioners develop a workable understanding of the field of dentistry. From basic concepts to advanced techniques, Manual of Equine Dentistry provides practical, procedural information for integrating dentistry into equine practice. An important introductory chapter discusses key points to consider when adding dental care procedures to the veterinarian's practice. Chapters progress logically from basic concepts to more advanced techniques in sequential order. Discussions on marketing, record-keeping, and purchasing and maintaining equipment enhance the manual's applicability to everyday practice. Chapters on safety, assessment, basic procedures, regular maintenance, extractions, and special procedures cover all aspects of equine dentistry. Appendices on dental anatomy and sources for instruments and equipment serve as valuable reference aids. Well-illustrated discussions of procedures feature both photos and line drawings. A strong emphasis on health maintenance and preventive care aligns the veterinarian's practice with long-term dental health.wave reductions, whereas the battery-powered models are usually reserved for lighter finish work. ... of a rotating disk that is mounted on a long, sleeved shaft and powered by a variable-speed electric drill or by a motor such as a Dremel.

Title:Manual of Equine Dentistry
Author:Tom Allen
Publisher:Mosby Incorporated - 2003


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