Why I Don’t Use Power Tools

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Horsemanship versus Auto Mechanic

Power tools (air or electric) used in equine dentistry can be effective when used by trained equine dentists. What I don’t like about them is the immobilization of the horse for the procedure. Over drugging, mouth jacking, and head suspension goes against every fiber of horsemanship I know. It is not in the best interest of the horse and turns the art of the horsemanship approach to equine dentistry into the auto mechanics approach.

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