The new specialty of Equine Veterinary Dentistry has been formed. This is a remarkable collaboration between the AVDC, the EVDC and input from world leaders in the field…

Potential New Entrants:

There is currently a window for “Fast-Track” applications to the EVDC. Details of this are available from the¬†Library – Equine section. the Library also contains some examples of the type of questions that may be used in the examination.

Next Examination Dates:

The next Fast track entry examination to the EVDC Eq will be held in Ghent, September 2016. Credential submission deadline is December 31st 2015. Details on the fast track application procedure can be found in the Library – Equine section.”

The Equine SubSpeciality:

This new subspeciality was created due to the major differences between the anatomy, disorders and treatment of brachydont and equine dental diseases.  There have been significant scientific and clinical advances in equine dentistry over the past two decades and the development of this new subspeciality will allow these advances to be translated into improved equine dental care to horse owners. This new subspeciality will set high standards for training of specialists that can offer a referral service to their colleagues in general equine practice. A few examples of more advanced equine dental techniques are presented below

Minimally invasive transbuccal extraction of a fractured infected maxillary cheek tooth under endoscopic guidanceEquine-1













Radiography during a Steinmann pin repulsion of a fractured infected maxillary cheek tooth

















Placing an orthodontic tension band on a foal with overjet, under general anaesthesiaEquine-3