Waconia Veterinary Clinic Equine Services are Limited to Dental Procedures

Inspired by some of the best equine dentists in the country, Dr. Brad Dohm has spent many years providing exceptional dental care to horses in the region. As a well-trained equine dentist, he has the skills to prevent most, if not all, major dental problems. Using both motorized and hand tools, each horse is thoroughly evaluated and treated to maximize dental function and comfort. All procedures are performed with appropriate sedation comfortably to minimize stress on the horse’s
head and neck.

Because dental diseases are preventable, we recommend annual dental exams at a young age. This is important as horses today live well into their twenties and thirties and often there are no obvious outward signs of disease until the condition is very advanced. Unfortunately, not all dental problems in horses are obvious to the untrained eye and are often revealed through clinical signs.

A poor dental function can lead to digestive disturbances such as chronic colic, choke, weight loss and nutritional deficiencies. Over time, oral problems can cause pain and discomfort with the bit affecting athletic performance. A horse in pain will not perform to its full potential. Tail wringing, head tossing, fussing with the bit, running backwards, rearing, and unexpected temper fits can all be dentally related.

Good dental health is vital to your horse’s overall well-being!

Emergency Equine Services

To ensure we are meeting our equine clients’ needs and responding to emergencies in a timely manner, we are partnering with Dr. Rhonda Reardon of West End Equine Services. She is a full service ambulatory equine practice based out of Delano, Minnesota. She will be assisting our veterinarians with emergency coverage as needed. Her contact information is available after hours by calling our clinic number of 952-442-2119.

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