Equine dental disease manifests in numerous ways, from difficulty in eating, nasal discharge to more subtle bitting and performance-related issues.
Equine dentistry has seen many advances over recent years, with improvements in diagnostic capabilities, extraction techniques, periodontal therapy and restorative dentistry. Computed Tomographic examination has become well established for imaging dental and sinus problems. An array of modern dental techniques are employed to treat dental complaints before tooth removal becomes necessary, and these include diastema widening, pocket debridement, interproximal bridging, interproximal odontoplasty, and endodontic therapy.
When tooth removal becomes necessary, this is performed in the standing, sedated patient with local anaesthesia. Oral extraction is possible in the majority of cases. In difficult cases where this is not possible, tooth sectioning and minimally invasive transbuccal extraction is employed, also in the standing patient.
Specialist in Surgery
BVSc MVetMed Dipl.ECVS MRCVS
- Degree – Liverpool University 2008
- Internship – Newmarket Equine Hospital, Newmarket. 2008-2010
- Surgical Residency – Royal Veterinary College, University of London 2010-2013
Will returned to the Newmarket Equine Hospital on completion of his surgical residency to join the referrals team and specialise in equine surgery. In February 2014 Will successfully passed the qualifying examinations of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, becoming a Diplomate of the college and gaining recognition as a European Specialist in Equine Surgery.
Will has published several papers in peer reviewed scientific journals and presented both nationally and internationally, on subjects including soft tissue injuries to the tarsocrural joint and sinus surgery.
Prior to embarking on his veterinary career Will was a keen event rider, unfortunately Will no longer competes but still finds time to ride.
Specialist in Surgery
BVM BVS MVetMed Dipl. ECVS MRCVS
Matt graduated from Nottingham University Veterinary School in 2011. He then undertook an internship before spending 4 years as an ambulatory vet in a busy equine hospital in Yorkshire. Following this, he completed a surgical Residency at the Royal Veterinary College where he developed a keen interest in both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. He joined NEH in 2019. In February 2020 Matt successfully passed the qualifying examinations of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, becoming a Diplomate of the College and a European Specialist in Equine Surgery.
Our hospital veterinary surgeons are consultants in their field, holding specialist qualifications endorsed with extensive clinical experience.