An authoritative equine dentistry collection providing free access to important research in the UK has been published online for vets.

extracted cheek tooth
Radiograph of a head taken after extraction of a cheek tooth.

The Equine Veterinary Journal has released a collection 10 studies on physiology, disease, diagnosis and treatment techniques to further the progression of knowledge and techniques in the field.

Co-edited by Paddy Dixon and Vicki Nicholls, the collection is free to all readers and coincides with the appointment of Dr Nicholls as president of the BEVA.

‘Essential cornerstone’

Free to read until the end of September, the work includes:

  • a study of the comparative analyses of tooth wear in free-ranging and captive wild equids
  • a look at ancillary diagnostic techniques to enable identification of the specific sinus compartments
  • a study of the thermal effects on teeth of three different motorised dental instruments
  • two studies that explore the relevance of CT for accurate diagnosis of apical (tooth root) infection in maxillary and mandibular cheek teeth
  • a long-term study on the clinical effects of the mechanical widening of cheek teeth diastemata for the treatment of periodontitis
  • a look at equine odontoclastic tooth resorption and hypercementosis in older equids

Celia Marr, editor of Equine Veterinary Journal, said: “Care of the horse’s teeth is fundamental to good health. To this end, a strong working knowledge of equine dentistry should be seen as an essential cornerstone for every equine practitioner.

“This diverse collection has the convenience of being easily accessible, online and in one place to help keep vets fully abreast of the excellent research being conducted in the UK.”

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