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Dentistry


At Avonvale we provide a full range of dental services for horses and donkeys supported by regular specialist training and modern dental equipment.

Horses can cope surprisingly well with dental issues which may go unnoticed as a result. We would recommend therefore, as a general rule that all horses and donkeys have a dental examination performed every 12 months unless they are under 5 years old or over 15 years old, in which case they should have a dental examination every 6 months. There are some conditions where this interval may need to be reduced to 3 months. We provide a reminder service to aid you in keeping your horse’s dental care on track.

Routine dental work can be carried out at your yard in the calm environment of your horse’s own stable. Sedation and a padded headrest may be provided to ensure the safety and comfort of you and your horse and allow our vets to carry out the highest standard of examination and appropriate routine correction.

Occasionally we may uncover something that requires further investigation such as dental endoscopy and x-rays. We can often do this at your yard but we also have a fully equipped clinic facility if needed for more complex cases.

In addition, we can offer advanced services such as tooth extractions, restorations and sinus surgery with our resident expert Laura Hart and the support of our visiting specialist Neil Townsend, when required.