EOTRH Syndrome in Horses

EORTH = Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis  The onset of EOTRH is gradual and most common in horses over 15 years old. EORTH is a syndrome that results in loss of  tooth material and/or excess tooth material of the incisors and canine teeth of horses. The other name for this is “Ugly Old Horse Teeth” and you can see why in the photos below. When the normal...
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Old Horse, New Life!

One of our clients recently adopted this handsome horse from an owner with a large herd. The previous owner thought the horse was healthy until a few months ago when he got into a bale of hay and colicked. He felt this was the cause of his weight loss. Tucker was clearly too thin. His new owner had the discernment to realize he was not able to eat properly so she scheduled Tucker for a dental...
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Hidden Dental Pain

What Might be Hiding in YOUR Horse’s Mouth?   This horse had yearly veterinary well care for over 15 years but never a proper dental exam. Then her owner contacted Healing Hands Equine to schedule a holistic consultation for the mare’s medical issues. Dental speculum exam is part of our routine exam and care. During the oral exam, Dr. Debra discovered that the mare had long-term...
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Luna’s Fortuitous Dental

Luna is a miniature horse from Horses Help therapeutic riding center that weighs just under 200 pounds! She is a favorite of children and adults. Dr. Debra was called out because Luna stopped wanting to eat and had a bad odor in her mouth. She also had lost weight and just didn’t feel well. She was painful on the left side of her face and had a hard lump there. After sedating Luna and...
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LEON – Happy Horse, Happy Rider!

Meet Leon!! “LEON, my husband Guy’s equine partner, is a now 17 years old, 17.1 hh British Sport Horse. We imported him from Germany 8 years ago  as a former fox hunter –now he is performing and showing FEI level Dressage. Leon is a compact, rather short backed horse with tight muscles. Suppleness throughout the back and engagement of the hind are his problem at times. Also, he is a...
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Armani’s Unexpected Dental

This handsome horse is Armani. Armani was scheduled for an initial chiropractic evaluation and treatment. But wait! He’s standing in the dental unit sedated!! During his evaluation it was determined that Armani’s teeth were more of a priority than bodywork as the imbalances and sharp points would have precluded a good response to manipulative therapy. This is why a thorough initial...
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