Pequinox Equine Dentistry is one of the leading institutions
for top level horse dentistry. It is driven by Louis Pequin's vision
to improve the horse's well-being by developing, applying and teaching
top standards in this field. According to his philosophy, good horse
dentistry considers the horse's overall well-being, and the treatment
should be as safe and easy for the horse as possible. All of Louis'
activities and approaches contribute to realizing his vision and
living his philosophy:
- well-founded theories and permanent research
that enable treatment of causes instead of symptoms
- a highly professional and precise dental care
treatment that doesn't hurt the horse and which requires only minimum
sedations - this approach is based on horsemanship that wins the horses
cooperation instead of fighting against it
- professional education for horse dentists,
promoting top standards
- a technology with instruments that are
efficient and easy on the horse and adequate for its anatomy. All power
tools are watercooled and no high speed electric floats are used.
"The theories of Louis Pequin about Equine Dentistry, the development
of adequate instruments and their manufacturing, the horsemanship and most
of all the professional work for the welfare of the horse are in this
combination worldwide one-of-a-kind. I consider Louis Pequin a pioneer
in Equine Dentistry."
Martin Grell, Veterinarian, former President of the IGFP (German Association
for Horse Dentistry)
Horse dentistry is an ancient trade
that is being rediscovered. While the original wild horses could use
self-help mechanisms to deal with dental imbalances, today's domesticated
horses can't. But healthy and balanced teeth are crucial for the horse's
health, well-being and performance. A main task in the field of horse
dentistry is to further raise the awareness of the importance of regular
In the world of equine dentistry, Native Canadian Louis Pequin is
considered a leading authority. He is devoted to passing on his knowledge
and experience to others who are just as dedicated as he is to improving
the horse's well-being. His standards for education are among the highest
in the world.
"I was able to help a lot of horses with serious dental problems,
some of them were repeatedly treated with the traditional methods
by veterinarians and blacksmiths without success (some even worsened
the problems). I am convinced that I would not have been able to
successfully treat these animals without the knowledge that I received
from Louis Pequin."
Silke Faass, Veterinarian, Alfeld, Germany
In addition to teaching his very own theories and approaches,
Louis' program strongly focuses on a high
level of monitored practice on live horses. He offers a certification
program for horse dentists, consisting of three levels and the opportunity
of training for instructors. Louis has instructed horse dentists for
more than ten years and is proud to be the "father" of many very
successful horse dentists. Training is offered in both Canada and Germany.
"I would recommend this seminar to anybody who is interested
in equine dentistry."
Dr. Anna Bonk, Veterinarian, Wildwood, AB, Canada
"The success of my treatments learned from Louis Pequin led
to the point that I now sometimes have to turn down some
clients because I don't have the time any more to do all the
work on my own!"
Silke Faass, Veterinarian, Alfeld, Germany
Louis' expertise and techniques are unique; He has extensive
dentistry experience with more than 15.000 horses during 15 years
of full time dentistry work in combination with a college degree
in farrier sciences. He has studied chiropractic, physiotherapy and
behavioral sciences. He has training and breeding expertise with his
100 own horses as well as experience with artificial insemination
and special treatments against lameness. Furthermore, significant
parts of his knowledge and philosophy can be traced back to a long
"I require someone who is able to do a general inspection
without the need of a sedative, is able to patiently work with the
horse, not against it, leaving a positive impression on my horse so
he remains calm whenever he requires dental work. He must be able
to provide me with full details as to what and why my horse requires
dental work and what changes may result from his improved dental health.
Anything less is not acceptable any more after having seen the work
of Mr. Pequin."
Marlene Marcotte, Horse Owner, Valleyview, AB, Canada
In addition to all this horse wisdom, knowledge and experience,
Louis has 30 years of practice in blacksmithing and tool development.
In combination with his dentistry expertise, this enables him to
provide highly effective technology for
horse dentistry. His custom made instruments are designed to compliment
the anatomical conditions in the horse's mouth and to give the horse
the most pleasant experience possible - the instruments are precise
to use, as well as safe and easy for the horse.
"I am very impressed with Mr. Pequin's handmade instruments,
particularly the dental floats. They are made with a lot of consideration
for the job on hand."
Dr. Christian Jansen, former President of the IGFP (German Association
for Horse Dentistry), Human Dentist and Horse Dentist, Viersen, Germany
Louis continually raises the level of knowledge in the field by
doing research. His ranch, Equinox Acres,
is the home of more than 100 horses. It gives him the opportunity
to conduct a lot of research on his own ranch, especially to monitor
the effects of dentistry. The ranch is run by Louis and his children, Cedric and Julia.
Louis frequently exchanges findings and other information with
professionals in the industry. In addition to his training program,
he passes on his knowledge in lectures and has just produced his first
educational video. He also encourages the dialogue with related
professions by inviting highly qualified guest speakers to his events:
i.e. experts for nutrition.
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