Panel Discussion – Equine Developmental Dental Disorders - Diagnosis, Therapy & PPE

Panel Discussion
Venue: On-Demand Panel Discussion
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Panel Discussion – Equine Developmental Dental Disorders - Diagnosis, Therapy & PPE


Moderator:James Carmalt MA, VetMB, MVetSc, PhD, FRCVS, DABVP, DAVDC, DACVSMR, DACVSA–
 The Univesity of Saskatchewan, Canada
Panelists:Lieven Vlaminck    PhD, DECVS  - Ghent University, Belgium
 Paddy Dixon MRCVS, PhD, DECVD (Eq), Dip EVDS, FRCVS - UK

 Brad Tanner DVM, DAVDC-EQ - Rood & Riddle, USA




Equine developmental dental disorders can cause significant professional and therapeutic challenges. While some disorders are congenital, others do not present until later in life. Often the lack of definitive heritability presents additional challenges when advising the owner of the wider implications of the conditions, including future saleability.  The contentious topic of selling, examining and buying yearlings or adult horses that have historically been or are currently affected by developmental dental disorders will be debated.  This Panel Discussion features four internationally renowned equine dental experts who will carefully navigate the intricacies of this complicated group of disorders, including but not limited to:

Abnormal numbers of teeth:                  Supranumerary teeth & Reduced number (Anodontia/hypodontia)

Abnormal position of teeth:                    Sinus / Mandibular bone incl. dentigerous cysts

Dysplastic and/or Displaced teeth:     How to recognize them and do they need treating?

Oral soft tissue masses:                              Rare in horses but depending on the type they are associated with a poor prognosis. Why?



Panel Discussion Registration Process:   Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. If you wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance after having viewed the webinar, please get in touch with us and we will send it to you electronically.

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    James Carmalt
    MA, VetMB, MVetSc, PhD, FRCVS, Dipl.ABVP, Dipl.AVDC, Dipl.ACVSMR, Dipl.ACVS


    American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation; American Specialist in Equine Surgery & American Specialist in Equine Veterinary Dentistry
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    Dr. James Carmalt graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1998 and then completed an internship in large animal medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). After working in general mixed practice (Tasmania, Australia), he returned to the WCVM for two back-to-back residencies in equine practice and large animal surgery.

    Next, Dr. Carmalt spent one year practising in Australia at an equine specialty practice that focused on Thoroughbred broodmare and foal surgery. He returned to Canada in 2007 and joined the WCVM's Department of Large Animal Sciences where he is a tenured full professor.

    Dr. Carmalt travels extensively to work in private practices and academic institutions internationally. He has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and has presented his research findings at more than two dozen international conferences.

    His main areas of research are equine dentistry (specifically temporomandibular joint or TMJ disease) and evidence-based medicine. He holds a PhD (the topic of which was equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction or PPID), and is quadruple-boarded (equine practice, equine dentistry, equine sports medicine and rehabilitation, and large animal surgery).

    Dr. Carmalt commonly peer-reviews professional publications including those for PLOS One, Veterinary Surgery and other high quality journals. Additionally, he is an editorial board member of the open access, EBVM journal Veterinary Evidence, which is published by RCVS Knowledge.

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    Lieven Vlaminck
    PhD, Dipl.ECVS


    European Specialist in Veterinary Surgery
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    Lieven Vlaminck graduated from Ghent University in 1993 and started working at the Department of Surgery and Anesthesiology of Large Animals where he was initially assigned the task of bovine surgeon and large animal anesthetist. This created the opportunity to further specialize in all aspects of bovine and equine surgery. In 2007 a PhD research project entitled ‘postextraction molariform tooth drift and alveolar grafting in ponies’ was successfully completed. He became an ECVS certified diplomate in large animal surgery in 2008. In the same year he was promoted assistant professor in large animal surgery at Ghent University which further evolved to associate professor in 2013.

    His professional interests are bovine surgery, equine upper respiratory tract surgery and ophthalmology, but a special focus has always been large animal and equine dentistry since the start of its renewed scientific progress in the late 90’s. He became a diplomate in the in 2013 newly established equine track of the European College of Veterinary Dentistry after passing the certifying examination. Since then he holds different positions within this college’s subspecialty. Prof. Vlaminck is responsible for all aspects of ruminant surgery at his department. He conducts research on several equine dental problems (occlusal fissures, endodontic procedures, EOTRH) and New World Camelids dental pathology.


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    Brad Tanner
    DVM, Dipl.AVDC-EQ

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry (Equine)
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    Dr. Brad Tanner found his passion for horses at a young age on his family’s farm in Kentucky. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky in 2001, followed by veterinary school at Auburn University, graduating in 2005.   After graduation Brad completed an ambulatory internship at Rood and Riddle, the following year became an associate and served as the resident veterinarian for Shadwell farm.  Dr. Tanner became a shareholder in the practice in 2012. He is one of very few Board-Certified Veterinary Dentist™ and a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College.

    His ambulatory practice is largely focused on dentistry, Thoroughbred reproduction, neonatal/ foal medicine and herd health.  Dr. Tanner has a large referral case load for advanced dentistry and surgical procedures with an interest in sinus disease.  He serves on many committees in organized medicine for the AVMA, AAEP, KAEP and College of Veterinary Dentistry. Dr. Tanner is published in both the areas of reproduction and dentistry and frequently lectures at local, national and international scientific meetings.

    He is married with two sons and enjoys spending time outside on their farm in Versailles and raising Thoroughbred foals.  Away from the farm he enjoys coaching youth baseball/ basketball and attending live sporting events-UK sports, horse racing and baseball games.

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    Padraic (Paddy) Dixon
    MVB, PhD, Dipl.ECVD (Eq), FRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Equine Dentistry
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    A graduate of University College Dublin, later obtaining a PhD in equine respiratory disorders at The University of Edinburgh, Professor Dixon has spent most of his professional life at the Dick Vet, where he has specialised in equine respiratory and dental disorders.

    He is an internationally recognised expert in both these fields and our department is recognised as one of the foremost international centres for clinical work and clinical research in equine dental and upper respiratory surgery.

    He is currently an editor of the standard international textbooks on equine respiratory and dental diseases and has over 200 publications and 3000 citations on these areas. He also lectures and gives practical workshops extensively around the world in these areas.

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