Top level horse dentistry ensures
- a proper inspection and evaluation that considers the horse's overall
- safety and ease for the horse during a smooth treatment
- a healthy and balanced horse's mouth that makes the horse feel
and perform well afterwards.
Such expertise cannot be learned within a few hours without practice
at universities, nor in a week's crash course. Expertise requires
thorough professional training with a high amount of monitored practice
on live horses. Pequinox Equine Dentistry sets top standards in education.
Louis' approach includes horsemanship that wins the horse's cooperation
and also the use of precise manual instruments - both ensuring safety
and ease for the horse, resulting in minimal sedations. Louis is strongly
committed not only to his approach and standards, but also to supporting
his qualified students' professional success personally, during and after
He offers a certification program for
horse dentists consisting of three levels and the opportunity of
training for instructors. All courses are led by Louis personally.
Training is held at
Equinox Acres in Canada and at the Gestüt Ganschow in Germany. Course language is
English; full German translation is available whenever necessary.
"The training offered by Louis Pequin, one of worldwide only
five similar Horsedentist-Training Facilities, gave me the unique
chance to acquire more knowledge about the Inspection, Evaluation and
Treatment of horses teeth than is taught at the Universities and Colleges."
Martin Grell, former President of the IGFP (German Association for
Horse Dentistry), Veterinarian, Berlin,Germany
"I had attended two equine dentistry seminars at the University and
was not satisfied with the practicality of their approach. I also did
not receive there any practical training on live animals. The principles
Louis taught me are practical, logical and for the betterment of the horses
health. Since I took the seminar I have done a lot more dentistry than
I did before and it is becoming a major part of my practice."
Angela Losberg, Veterinarian, Reiskirchen, Germany
"During my stay in Canada I learned a lot about how horses
think and feel and how you can gently get them to cooperate
with a dental treatment. This form of horsemanship and the
underlying humanity impressed me deeply."
Dr. Christian Jansen, former President of the IGFP (German Association
for Horse Dentistry), Dentist and Horse Dentist, Viersen, Germany
Click on these links to learn more:
Why students learn with Louis
Evaluate the quality of dental work - this link shows what characterizes our graduates
Is horse dentistry for me?
How to pick professional training
Being a successful horse dentist
List of certified dentists