Many elements must remain within a normal range for a horse’s mouth to stay healthy.Read More
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
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.Read More
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 veterinaryRead More
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.Read More
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 theRead More