Thursday, March 7, 2013

Equine DDS


It is only appropriate that in the "Horse Capitol of the World" we have persons trained in equine dentistry. I wouldn't want to pull a tooth from the mouth of a thoroughbred race horse!

19 comments:

Linda said...

Wonderful! Don't see this often at all.

Birdman said...

I wouldn't want to venture anywhere near a horse's mouth OR the other end for that matter.

Randy said...

He'd better watch those fingers.

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

I wouldn't either! But I'm glad someone is willing to. I wonder if they sedate them for dental work the way they do dogs and cats?

Pierre BOYER said...

I've to call him for me !
;-)

Pierre

cieldequimper said...

That must be quite a job!

Cezar and Léia said...

I didn't know that, it's very interesting! Now I know the reason "your horses" have such a bright smile! :)
Léia

Halcyon said...

Everyone does need a dentist!

brattcat said...

do horses floss?

llandudnopictures said...

They must pack big pliers!

Judy said...

Horses teeth keep growing and they have to be filed down so they can eat comfortably. They call it floating the teeth. Not fun to do or to watch either.
We have not climbed up that big rock in my post from yesterday. We aren't that adventurous. I hear there is an eagles nest up there.

Small City Scenes said...

Funny you picture this. that is what Kylee wants to be---A horse tooth doc. MB

Sharon said...

I knew my sister would know about this profession. She is the horse expert in this family.

Audrey said...

publicite roulante ;o)

Kay said...

I'm guessing the horse gets some sort of sedation before the doc goes to work? On a much smaller scale, we were "custodians" for a dog belonging to Guide Dogs for the Blind. We were surprised when they told us we were expected to brush her teeth daily but it became a much loved ritual. She eventually had a root canal and a crown after she broke a tooth on a Nylabone. I was surprised to discover the whole specialty of canine dentistry. Animals need healthy teeth, too. (We brush our current dog's teeth - he sulks if it doesn't happen.)

RedPat said...

I never thought about horses needing a dentist but I guess it makes sense since I've had to have dog and cat dentistry done on pets over the years.

SRQ said...

Now that's a specialized field, Lowell.

magiceye said...

Wow!!

EG CameraGirl said...

It's not my job, thank goodness!!

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