This episode’s guest is Jack Easley, DVM, MS, DABVP, DAVDC (Eq), owner of Easley Equine Dentistry based in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

Easley is an active member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. He is a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society, International College of Equine Veterinary Odontologists, American Veterinary Medical Association, Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association, Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners, Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association, and Equine Dental Vets (an Australian organization with world-wide educational opportunities.

For more than 30 years, Easley has globally promoted, lectured, and written about equine veterinary dentistry. Easley was the co-editor and a major contributor to Equine Dentistry, published in 1999 by Harcourt-Brace Publishing (Saunders) and printed in Spanish and German in 2002, and he has participated in more recent editions. The Veterinary Clinics of North America released an “Advanced Equine Dentistry” edition in the Fall of 2013 with Dr. Easley serving as Guest Editor and contributor.

Easley strived for more than 20 years to create a specialty board for equine dentistry, and in 2013, Easley and 18 colleagues from around the world passed the first boards given to 24 veterinarians. He received Diplomate status in the spring of 2014, when the American Veterinary Dental College Equine Specialty was formally recognized by the American College of Veterinary Dentistry and the AVMA.

This episode of Disease Du Jour focuses on Equine Dentistry. We talk about how much has changed in equine dentistry, the wide variety of dental diseases horses can have, the need for a good dental exam with the right tools, the use of radiographs, and what horse owners expect today in equine dental care.

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