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Thursday, May 26 • 08:00 - 09:00
Equine dentistry - what could possibly go wrong?

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People will do more to avoid pain than gain pleasure. So if we can describe all the painful things that can go wrong in equine dentistry, we can plan to avoid them, and thus maximise the chance of getting a pleasurable experience for the horse, owner and veterinarian! The list is literally exhaustive, but can be split into the following headings: a) Getting the horse to stay still – clinical examination, sedation, nerve blocks. b) Examining and showing the problems to the owner – being able to examine properly and communicate with the owner is essential to gain the client’s confidence. c) Making the diagnosis accurately – there can be a lot of pathology hiding in the many nooks and crannies in the equine mouth, so a systematic method of listing the diagnoses and prioritising them can help to avoid negative outcomes. d) Treating the problems effectively and efficiently – whether you are extracting a cap, a wolf tooth, filing teeth, removing a tumour, medicating the sedated patient or opening a sinus, there are plenty of opportunities for iatrogenic damage, so plan well and aim to minimise this.

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Oliver Liyou

Director/Veterinarian, EVDS
Dr Oliver Liyou , through his equine practice, has hosted over 600 vets through his conducting over 40 equine dentistry post grad short courses since 2002. Through this, he has assisted many practices to develop and improve the equine dental side of their practices. He has also developed... Read More →

Thursday May 26, 2016 08:00 - 09:00 ACST
City Room 4 Adelaide Convention Centre