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Jun 12 2014

Why would a Veterinarian call another Veterinarian to work on their animals?

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Quite simply put you can’t know everything. With the ever expanding volume of information available for treatments and procedures for conditions of all kinds it is important to consult and refer cases when necessary.
Much discussion and a movement towards streaming by Veterinary colleges to help specialize between large and small animals has occured over the last 10 – 15 years. Along with this the development of specialized areas within large and small animals has occurred.
In the picture is a good demonstration of specializing or having an interest in a specialized area. Dr. Ian Francis is working on one of Dr. Harris’ Quarter horses “Jinx”.
‘Jinx” is an older horse now and develops points of enamel on his teeth that begin to cause rubbing or soreness under the tongue or on the cheeks. Along with this “Jinx” has worn incisors or front teeth. These are the teeth that are important in helping horses grasp grass while grazing. Dr. Francis has specialized training in equine dentistry along with his skills as an equine veterinarian. In the picture Dr. Francis is removing the sharp enamel points as well as leveling “Jinxs” incisors. This will help him eat better and attain more nutrition over the summer while grazing.
Using a very specialized set of equipment Dr. Francis performs routine dental corrections, extractions, bite adjustments and treatments for dental related conditions on horses.
Dr. Francis can be contacted at Mobile Equine Dentistry 780.999.8684 or horsedentist@telus.blackberry.net

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