As a former equine practitioner for almost 10 years, Dr. Daniels did a lot of equine teeth floating. Approximately 25-50% of her business came from the proper floating and alignment of equine teeth, including corrections of common malformations, performance horse dentistry, and routine dental care. Dr. Daniels used a combination of hand tools and motorized equipment with a full-mouth speculum. At this time, she is unable to continue floating teeth on horses due to cervical spine damage resulting in neck problems. Many clients still ask but she will not be offering dentistry at this time. If something changes, this will be the place to find out! Thanks to all clients for the great years of equine service. Please use these dental pamphlets as a guidance tool to help evaluate whether or not your horse is receiving good dental care.
NOTE: To see the two pages of the equine dentistry brochure below (it appears fuzzy now), just click once on either of the two pages and it should open up on your screen as a clear readable image. Use the “back” arrow to get back to this main page.
Thank you for the many great years of business ten years ago, hope to see many of you again soon! —Doc Tracie
REMINDERS FOR SCHEDULING DENTALS!!!!
- We will need an electrical outlet (3 prong) preferably not around water and an extension cord so that the water and power can be in the same location
- You will need to provide a garden hose of at least 25′ length with an end that has not been damaged, run over, etc. (or longer if it needs to be for reaching the extension cord). This is hooked up to the oral rinsing device.
- We rarely work inside stalls. Occasional exceptions are made, but usually we prefer an open space under a shade tree or under a barn. Stanchions or stocks may be used based on the horse and facility. In general an open space with good footing is preferred.
- If it is raining and you do not have shelter, we cannot perform the procedure at that time.
- Withhold all hay and food according to the guidelines in the pamphlets above.
- The horse MUST be halter broken and not needleshy; due to previous shoulder and neck damage Dr. Daniels no longer wrestles horses to give IV shots.
- We do not currently work on miniature horses; ponies have to be a certain height.