I am Claire Murray CEqD, a New Zealand based qualified equine dentist, certified through:

In June 2008 I was a lecturer/instructor at the College of Equine Dentistry Australia.

I am committed to regularly traveling overseas to upgrade and keep current with changes in this fast developing profession of full mouth dentistry and I am passionate about raising the standard of equine dentistry within NZ.

Full mouth dentistry concentrates on providing comfort of the tempero-mandibular joint (find out more under articles) and balance within the whole mouth producing happy, healthy horses with that competitive edge and ultimately lower vet and feed bills so the dentistry can easily pay for itself.

My business Equi-Dent Ltd has been in operation since 2003 and is based in North Canterbury. I am available regularly all over the top half of the South Island and in other areas on request. I regularly work with a wide range of horses from paddock mates to top competitive horses, miniatures to large warmbloods, also donkeys and more recently alpaca.

Recent Articles

  • Horses Teeth Types of teeth in MammalsWhen talking about teeth we can divide them into groups according to the pattern that the enamel is laid down and the type of crown ...
    Posted May 6, 2012, 7:12 PM by Claire Murray
  • Common Molar Problems Hooks are where half or less of a tooth becomes protuberant forming a point through abnormal wear. They are most commonly found on the upper #6 premolars or lower #11 ...
    Posted May 6, 2012, 7:00 PM by Claire Murray
  • Whole mouth dentistry saves you money Horses receiving regular care.Need less feed as they are better able to utilize what you give themHave lower vet bills as their general health is improvedHave lower ...
    Posted May 6, 2012, 6:13 PM by Claire Murray
  • Horses’ teeth affect their whole body not just the way they can chew. Areas affected by a horse’s dentition:General health:The amount of nutrients absorbed from food eaten is related to how well the food is chewed. So it stands to ...
    Posted May 6, 2012, 6:09 PM by Claire Murray
  • Pamphlet - Why do Horses Need Dentistry Horses have evolved to live in a dry semi-arid environment where they are free to roam an average of 30-40km/day in search of grazing and water. Their ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2012, 4:56 PM by Claire Murray
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