Routine and Advanced

Equine Dentistry

Properly performed dentistry can improve your horse's overall health.
At Countryside, we utilize the latest technology and techniques - just as you would expect from your own dentist. Our goal is to:

Provide effectiveness for nutrition (ability to properly chew)
Comfort with performance (acceptance of the bit), and
Prevent future problems.
Straight From The Horse’s Mouth

Oral Endoscopy

Oral endoscopy provides our veterinarians with a detailed and magnified view of all aspects of the teeth and other tissues of the horse's mouth. This improved visualization aides in diagnosis and confirms findings. Another added feature of the oral endoscope is that it allows our veterinarians to maintain detailed photo and video records. This documentation is great for follow-up exams and consults.

Watch As We Place An

Advanced Block & Extract A Fractured Tooth.

Can You Recognize Dental Problems?

Dropping feed while eating
Difficulty chewing
Excessive salivation
Weight loss
Tossing, head tilting, or fighting the bit
Foul odor from the mouth or nostrils
Nasal discharge
Swelling of the face, jaw, or mouth tissues
Blood coming from the mouth
Equine dentistry

Equine Dental Problems Are More Common Than You Think:

Equine odontoclastic tooth resorption and hypercementosis (EOTRH)
Retained caps (baby teeth that have not fallen out naturally)
Retained wolf teeth
Hooks on premolars and molars
Infected teeth and/or gums
Sharp points
Periodontal disease (Gum disease)
From the Blog

News & Articles

As many of our clients know, we love sharing our knowledge and important animal health news. Our blog contains valuable educational resources in one easy location.

1 Sep

Common Health Problems in Horses

Arthritis afflicts horses as they age similarly to humans. Colic is a severe horse condition that can strike at any time. Laminitis is a condition that strikes a horse's...
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12 Sep

Arthroscopy: Revolutionizing Equine Joint Conditions

This advanced non-invasive technique allows the surgeon to navigate and evaluate a horse's joint and its cartilage to find any irritation, bone chips or areas needing to be cleaned.
More
1 Sep

Caring For Your Horse As The Weather Warms

As the weather changes, temperatures and humidity rise, and insects become more active, you’ll want to take extra precautions...
More
1 Sep

Joint Management in Horses

Horses are high performance athletes. Their movement provides the ultimate combination of strength and coordination. But, what really helps a horse achieve...
More
1 Sep

4 Specialty Equine Vet Services You Didn't Know We Offered

Come On In To Learn & Understand. Today, let’s explore some of the equine services we offer to help your gentle giant live their best life possible.
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1 Sep

Chasing the Ulcer Diagnosis - Why It's Worth It

Some horses with ulcers are easy to spot - they lose their appetites or experience chronic colic. Sometimes it’s hard to recognize a horse suffering from...
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1 Sep

Countryside Dental Month Recap

February is National Dental Month, and we as a clinic have strived to use this time for education. Along with performing dental exams, we have also released...
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1 Sep

West Nile Virus

The West Nile Virus (WNV) is a viral disease that can result in fever and neurologic disease. WNV circulates in nature between birds and mosquitoes.
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1 Sep

Neuromuscular Condition: Kentucky Trust

If you’ve ever had a love for horses, you know it’s something you never outgrow. No matter how busy life may get, the love of riding never completely fades away.
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8 Jun

Common Health Problems in Horses

Arthritis afflicts horses as they age similarly to humans. Colic is a severe horse condition that can strike at any time. Laminitis is a condition that strikes a horse's...
More
6 Jun

Arthroscopy: Revolutionizing Equine Joint Conditions

This advanced non-invasive technique allows the surgeon to navigate and evaluate a horse's joint and its cartilage to find any irritation, bone chips or areas needing to be cleaned.
More
1 May

Caring For Your Horse As The Weather Warms

As the weather changes, temperatures and humidity rise, and insects become more active, you’ll want to take extra precautions...
More
24 Jan

Joint Management in Horses

Horses are high performance athletes. Their movement provides the ultimate combination of strength and coordination. But, what really helps a horse achieve...
More
10 Jun

4 Specialty Equine Vet Services You Didn't Know We Offered

Come On In To Learn & Understand. Today, let’s explore some of the equine services we offer to help your gentle giant live their best life possible.
More
19 Apr

Chasing the Ulcer Diagnosis - Why It's Worth It

Some horses with ulcers are easy to spot - they lose their appetites or experience chronic colic. Sometimes it’s hard to recognize a horse suffering from...
More
19 Jan

Countryside Dental Month Recap

February is National Dental Month, and we as a clinic have strived to use this time for education. Along with performing dental exams, we have also released...
More
18 Dec

West Nile Virus

The West Nile Virus (WNV) is a viral disease that can result in fever and neurologic disease. WNV circulates in nature between birds and mosquitoes.
More