Andy Peffers

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Understanding the Horse's Teeth and Mouth
Understanding the Horse's Teeth and Mouth
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Understanding the Horse's Teeth and Mouth

Andy Peffers

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Over thousands of years the horse's teeth have evolved to be hard-wearing and efficient in biting through plant material and grinding food to make it digestible. However, man's domestication of the horse has resulted in numerous potential problems in this area, with ill-fitting bits and inappropriate diet, as well as natural factors such as disease, parasites and old age all posing potential hazards. Understanding the Horse's Teeth and Mouth explains in accessible terms what equine dental care involves, why good dental care is important for the horse and how oral condition can affect not only the way the horse eats, but also its health, behavior and movement.

  • Dental Anatomy
  • Bits and bitting
  • Rasping
  • Pathologies and how to treat them
  • Nerve blocks and techniques for tooth extraction
  • Procedures such as filing horses' teeth

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Andy Peffers is a qualified veterinary surgeon with over twenty years of experience. He is a member of the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians. Until recently he was a partner in a ten-vet small animal and equine practice and he has now established a practice in North Wales specializing in equine dentistry.

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Author Andy Peffers

Format: Paperback

Total Page Count: 176

Illustrations: 150 color photos, 20 diagrams

ISBN: 978-1-908809-52-0