Bit- and bridle-related injuries in the ridden horse - Part 1

31 May 2021

1 December 2023


24 November 2023

911! It's an emergency!

An article advising you on the (un)urgency of a particular situation and what to do in each case.

6 July 2023


Equide has created a series of short videos/audios to give you the best advice on the horse's bit and bridle, to avoid injury as much as possible, offer maximum comfort to your horse and therefore communicate more harmoniously with him/her.

17 April 2023

Small ponies & donkeys also need dental treatments

An equine who isn't ridden or isn't doing anything else than grazing still requires dental care. He or she can also for sure develop a malocclusion (front or back hooks for example), can also for sure get caries or break a tooth, can also have difficulties to shed at a young age or have a loose tooth when getting old, can also have sharp enamel points damaging his/her cheeks, or even develop a dental related sinusitis...

4 April 2023

The use of mirror versus dental scope in dental examination

The sensitivity of the dental camera (scope) examination is several times higher than that of the mirror examination for all diagnosed conditions.

31 March 2023

Why is a sedation essential?

A thorough mouth examination and/or dental treatment constitute a very unnatural procedure for horses. The intravenously administered medication makes your horse less anxious and tense and allows us to treat your horse safely and accurately.

27 March 2023

Why a vet - but not a tech ?

Equine dentistry has developed rapidly recently and is now undoubtedly a part of equine medicine. The veterinary degree is therefore a basic requirement.

22 March 2023

Standard treatment

The importance of healthy and functioning horse teeth is still often underestimated. Horses, like us, can develop dental problems and here too, prevention is better than cure.

17 March 2023


The relationship between PPID and your horse's mouth. From a dental perspective, PPID increases the horse's risk of periodontitis, excessive tooth mobility and the risk of sinusitis.

10 March 2023


Quidding is a chewing malfunction that can be caused by several affections. Basically, the horse loses or spits balls of semi-chewed food stuffs out of its mouth.

5 March 2023

Wolf teeth in horses

Wolf teeth are rudimentary molars found in a portion of our horses

1 January 2023

What's new in 2023?! (2/3)

New year, new room!

1 January 2023

What's new in 2023?! (1/3)

Extended partnership with Via Nova equine clinic

1 June 2022

Wat als je paard een ontstoken tand heeft?

Article in Dutch

1 May 2022

Help, mijn paard heeft een spleetje tussen zijn tanden ...

Article in Dutch

1 March 2022

Het Gebitsonderzoek

Article in Dutch

31 January 2022

Welkom in de wondere wereld van de paardentanden

Article in Dutch

27 January 2022

The nonsense and risks of creating so-called 'bitseats' in horses.

'Bitseats' or the (extreme) shortening and rounding of (part of) the first molars is neither harmless nor scientifically proven.

4 October 2021

World Animal Day & The race to the bottom

About the use of unhealthy breeding mares in the equine reproduction.

20 September 2021

Booklet: common bit and bridle related lesions in horses - bitfitting

New creation: an A4 booklet on the most common injuries related to bits and bridles and a lot of advice on correct bit-fitting.

30 June 2021

Bit- and bridle-related injuries in the ridden horse - Part 2

The first part of this article was an overview of the normal anatomy and the most common 'bit-related injuries' in our horses. In addition to a good inspection of the oral cavity and diagnosis of these typical injuries, it is of course essential to be able to give the owner well-founded advice.

30 April 2021

Tooth extraction in horses in 2021

Molar extractions 20 years ago were done almost exclusively under general anesthesia and via an (external) surgical approach. In 2021, this is still only necessary in very exceptional cases. As a result, the risk of complications has been drastically decreased (Caramello et al. 2020).

31 March 2021

External trauma as a cause of equine dental developmental disorder

This case illustrates how a traumatic impact to the head of a young horse can lead to complex dental pathology. Horses in general - and young horses in group housing in particular - can easily injure themselves or each other. The impact of these traumas ranges from harmless to fatal

28 February 2021

Extraction of a broken hook tooth

When a canine tooth is removed, a mucoperiostal flap is usually created, after which a portion of the surrounding alveolar bone is removed. When the tooth has been prepared free and sufficiently mobilized, it can be removed.

2 June 2021

Developmental Disorders in Equine Dentition

Wouter Demey will be giving a lecture about Developmental Disorder in Equine Dentition, this 4th of June 2021 during the (virtual) 29th European Congress of Veterinary Dentistry - European Veterinary Dental Forum.

9 May 2021

An elevator for the smallest horses at Equide!

Equide recently developed and had an elevator custom built to comfortably and safely treat the smallest of your ponies!

25 April 2021

POSTER: Common bit and bridle related lesions in horses

Equide, in partnership with Vetrident (Dierenarts Stijn Teysen) and supported by the NCED , has recently published a poster (size A0) listing common bit and bridle related injuries.

26 April 2020

Back to (less ab-)normal - Update Covid-19

Gelet op de exit-strategie van de overheid om de corona-maatregelen af te bouwen maakt ook Equide zich op om opnieuw een versnelling hoger te schakelen. Equide bleef deze hele periode beschikbaar voor spoedgevallen in onze eigen kliniek en in de partnerklinieken in Bel...

1 March 2020

Corona (COVID-19) - Taking Responsibilties NOW

Due to the fast evolving pandemic caused by the new Corona virus and the associated disease (COVID-19) Equide has taken some important decisions:

16 September 2019

Vetlife - ourlivesmattertoo - vetsforvets

Today I would like to mention a major issue in our profession; suicide. Not because I like to complain but because I'm seriously worried for my profession, my colleagues and their health. I recently read a post by an American veterinarian - Erin Wilkins - who just lost...

1 August 2019

Upcoming projects

Although summer is still around you can already sense a little hint of fall in the air. This picture is taken at the entrance of our clinic this morning. We still feel highly privileged to be able to work in this magnificent setting.

Peripheral Caries - info document Equide

Peripheral caries are described as the loss of the cementum that forms the outer layer of a horse's teeth.

Infundibular caries - info document Equide

Endodontics - info document Equide

Cheek tooth extractie - info document Equide

EOTRH - info document Equide

Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis EOTRH is a disorder of the incisors (and possibly the canines) in the older horse.

Geriatric horse - info document Equide

Senior horses are more susceptible to a number of disorders and undergo (often physiological) changes. They therefore require extra care and management.

Diastemata - info document Equide

A diastema (plural diastemata, also often called diastemas or diastases) is a space between 2 teeth. When we speak of diastema in horses we usually mean spaces between the molars of the horse.


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