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From Oroscopy To CT Scanning, Minimally Invasive Tooth Extraction To Sinoscopy – REH Has Your Horse Completely Taken Care Of


Equine dentistry has seen major advances in recent years and Rainbow have been at the forefront.

Hospital referrals from veterinary surgeons or equine dental technicians are seen by Moses Brennan MRCVS who is well respected in the field of equine dentistry and has extensive experience of oral and head surgery.

Joe Mackinder sees cases in the hospital as well as on the road and is currently studying towards attaining Advanced Practitioner Status in Equine Dentistry (the Certificate in Equine Dentistry). He is a BAEDT accredited dental technician and is starting to train other members of staff to attain this qualification. Additionally all our ambulatory vets have undergone training in equine dentistry and are equipped with modern motorised equipment to carry out routine dental rasping at your yard.

On the road vets may also suggest that more advanced dental procedures are performed at the hospital. All of our on-the-road vets are experienced in equine dentistry and have undergone additional training in this area.

Specialist Dental & Orthodontic Facilities

We have a full compliment of advanced diagnostic imaging facilities at the hospital to allow accurate diagnosis of dental disease in the horse, along with investigation of poor performance or bitting problems this includes.

The hospital is equipped with:

  • Computed tomography CT for accurate diagnosis
  • Cutting edge extraction techniques and equipment
  • Minimally invasive Steinman pin repulsion
  • Minimally invasive transbuccal extraction
  • Oral endoscopy
  • Equipment for dental restorations and endodontic therapy

Referral Services

We take dental referrals from both veterinary surgeons and Equine Dental Technicians across the north of England for advanced dental procedures. All dental procedures are performed under standing sedation and local anaesthetic nerve blocks, this removes any risk associated with general anaesthesia.

Services include:

  • Diagnosis of complex dental disease with CT, allows accurate identification of subtle pathology and thorough planning of the most appropriate treatment for your horse.
  • Extraction of teeth including cheek teeth, incisors and canines, using oral extraction techniques, along with more complex techniques for challenging extractions, including Minimally Invasive Transbuccal, Screw Extraction, Minimally invasive Steinmann Pin Repulsion, Surgical extraction, Endoscopically guided fragment removal.
  • Treatment of infundibular caries with restorations
  • Treatment of selected dental fractures with endodontic repair
  • Treatment of bony fractures of the jaw and skull by surgical repair
  • Treatment of sinus infections/masses with sinus surgery, from minimally invasive sinus surgery to performing bone flaps for extensive disease.
  • Treatment of periodontal disease including; cleaning, widening or bridging of diastema.