In the final video in the Equine Dentistry series, McKee-Pownall Equine Services' Dr. Michelle Courtemanche takes us on a tour of our horse's teeth as she demonstrates power floating.

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Comment by Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez on November 1, 2009 at 9:42pm
I always wonder, if they get tickled when you touch their tongue in any way.
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Comment by Freda on August 3, 2008 at 4:59pm
Is there a trick to get to see a video?? I've been 'clicking' on pics., printing, and everything else, nothing happens/!!!!!! I'm beginning to be disapointed in the whole exercise.
Comment by MPEQUINE on April 11, 2008 at 12:16pm
Hi Gladys ~ Thank you for your comment.
We do sedate the horse when powerfloating which allows us to get a really good look at the inside of the mouth and ensures that the horse remains calm throughout the procedure.
Comment by MPEQUINE on April 11, 2008 at 9:38am
Hi Barbara ~ Thanks for watching the video!
The rope for the dental halter can be thrown over any overhead beam or bar (that most stalls have). Alternatively some horse owners have installed a large, heavy duty ring into the ceiling specifically for our annual visits.
In our opinion powerfloating is easier on the horse than traditional hand floating in many ways. It is less traumatic to surrounding soft tissues and it takes a lot less time, therefore they spend less time with their mouth held open.
Comment by Barbara F. on April 10, 2008 at 3:51pm
This is a fantastic video! Where is the "sling" attached? Do you always use one? Would you says this method is easier or harder on the horse?

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