B & W Group Dental Services
Is headed by B&W Director Pete Ravenhill who specialises in all aspects of equine dentistry, from routine rasping at your yard to advanced dental techniques, such as periodontal disease management and cheek tooth extractions. Procedures may be carried out at your premises or at your local B&W Clinic.
Pete is currently undertaking the BEVA/BAEDT exam and has gained extensive experience with leading dental experts around the UK. Pete is committed to providing regular specialist dental training and access to the best modern equine dental equipment, available to all our B&W vets.
Regular dental care is vital to maintain health and performance in horses, ponies and donkeys of all ages
Dental disorders can cause a range of clinical problems such as:
- Ulceration of cheek or tongue
- Quidding/loss of appetite
- Weight Loss
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Loss of performance (including bitting problems)
We consider that dental care is an essential part of a horses’ routine preventative health plan, and can be conveniently tied in with routine vaccinations and health checks
We recommend that teeth are checked once a year from 3 years of age (or earlier depending upon time of breaking) We can then advise you if an individual horse requires more frequent treatment depending on our findings. Whilst many horses will tolerate a full examination without sedation there is no doubt that in many cases a thorough examination and optimal treatment can only be facilitated safely and without stress, with the use of sedation. Our vets can choose and offer sedation as necessary at the time. We offer very competitive prices for dental examination and rasping including sedation. It is illegal for anyone other than Veterinary Surgeons to prescribe and administer intravenous sedation to horses. For minor dental extraction procedures (eg wolf tooth removal) the administration of sedation and local nerve block is the most humane and pain free way option for your horse. Many of you will find it convienient and economic to combine a dental examination with the annual vaccinations to protect against equine influenza and tetanus.
Throughout the year we offer “Healthy Horse Checks” which includes a physical exam, dental check and rasp under sedation, blood sample, faecal worm count and vaccination. The most appropriate advice can then be given regarding health management and worming programmes. Click on the Special Offers page for more details.