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Dentistry advice straight from the horse’s mouth

The hunters and point-to-pointers are back in work.

Routine preventive care of your horse, pony or donkey is important whatever job it does and part of this care is having regular dental checks at least once a year.

Appropriate dental work should be carried out either by an equine vet with an interest in equine dentistry, or a qualified equine dental technician.

All six of the equine vets in Alnorthumbria are trained in equine dentistry and we pride ourselves on providing a modern, professional equine dental service.

For you all to have an opportunity to learn more about modern equine dentistry, we are greatly privileged to have Professor Paddy Dixon from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh coming to speak at Morpeth Rugby Club on Wednesday, October 8.

Refreshments are available from 6.30pm and with Kirsty Hargreaves providing the food, it will be more than just a scone or two!

We will also be holding a raffle on behalf of the Great North Air Ambulance, with all raffle donations gratefully received.

Paddy Dixon will be known to many horse owners, as he has become a legend both in the UK and now worldwide for his skills as a head and neck surgeon, pioneering such techniques as the tie-back operation for horses that make a respiratory noise and need wind surgery.

He is also a world leader in equine dentistry and was a key person in developing and teaching new dental techniques to both veterinary surgeons and equine dental technicians over the past 20 years.

Paddy is the author of numerous research papers on equine dentistry and has written many chapters in recently-published books for veterinary surgeons on this topic. This includes a paper written and published jointly with the equine vets in our Alnorthumbria team in 2011 on the prevalence of diastemata in all horses receiving routine dental examination and treatment at Alnorthumbria Veterinary Group over a 12-month period, 2009 to 2010.

We are now collecting data for a second equine dental research project on the condition called peripheral dental caries in horses, ponies and donkeys.

We would like to thank all our clients who have kindly let us collect data from their horses, as this kind of vet research is vital to the progress of knowledge in equine dentistry and the development of new and hopefully more successful treatment regimes.

We would love to see you all at our client evening so please call Fairmoor Equine Clinic on 01670 897597 to reserve your place.

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