Mary DeLorey, DVM

Mary S. DeLorey, DVM earned her veterinary degree from University of Missouri in 1992. Since 2000, she has devoted her entire professional energies to equine dentistry. Her practice, Northwest Equine Dentistry, Inc. serves the states of Washington and Idaho and is based near Seattle. Dr. DeLorey has traveled internationally to instruct veterinarians in equine dentistry techniques and speaks to horse owners nationwide. She trail rides and raises sport ponies from her ranch in Eastern Washington when she's not on the road.

Articles by: Mary DeLorey, DVM

Wolf Teeth in Horses

The term “wolf teeth” is a commonly used, but poorly understood, part of the horse owner’s vocabulary.

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Dentistry: A Look Inside

If an educated horse owner wishes to make informed decisions about health care for his or her equine companion, he or she needs to understand the basics of equine dentition and how the teeth affect overall health–after all, proper mastication is the first step in the long process of digestion.

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Dentistry Series Part 3: Malocclusions

In the last two installments of this equine dental series, you’ve digested an overview of the basics of equine dentistry, and I hope you’ve gained an understanding of just why dental care for horses is rising to the forefront of equine veterinary

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Focus on Dentistry

Each year, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) hosts a three-day meeting on a single topic in equine medicine or surgery. This year the topic was dentistry, and the meeting was held in Indianapolis, Ind., July 30-Aug. 1.

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Mouth Ulceration

My 7-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse has developed ulcers on the bars of his mouth. Any ideas why this would happen?

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Deserving of Dentistry

There may be no branch of equine veterinary medicine that is advancing as quickly as equine dentistry. As recently as a decade ago, it was still considered adequate to feel along the sides of a horse’s first upper cheek teeth and decide, based on sharpness alone, whether that horse needed a “float.” If treatment was deemed necessary, it consisted of a speedy rasping along the outsides of the

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Brushing Horses’ Teeth

Is there anything we can use on a horse’s teeth to get all the gunk off and the grass out of their gums? Is it okay to use toothpaste?

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Ear Teeth?

My yearling Standardbred colt has been diagnosed with a dentigerous cyst by the veterinarian. Can you possibly give me some information on this type of cyst?

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Clues for Recognizing Confusing Neurologic Syndromes

What Makes a Horse Yawn?

What makes a horse yawn? Does this help the horse get lots of air in his lungs like with people? Is it a sign of anything in particular?

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Foaming at the Mouth

My friend’s 3-year-old filly plays with her tongue so much that she foams at the mouth (without a bit). She also plays with the rails in her stalls at feeding time such that she has foam all over. What could be the problem?

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Braces for Horses?

I read in a magazine that you can have braces put on a horse to correct an overbite. How can I learn about this? I have a super nice filly that is show quality except for the overbite. If I can get this corrected on my filly, I will show her.

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Advances in Equine Dentistry

It often is very difficult to break free from old customs, habits, and traditions. This holds especially true in the horse world. Horsekeeping is steeped in the rich traditions of a long, colorful history. Many of these time-honored customs

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