Equine TMJ

Below are listed a number of articles and educational resources addressing equine neuromuscular health, dental practice, balance and even biomechanics, from a number of different perspectives.

Very short clip with Dr. Kerry Ridgway, adressing the importance of the space between the atlas and ramus; swelling of the parotid glands is not always caused by allergies. Equine Wellness 2013 with Dr. Kelly Ridgway and Manolo Mendez

In this short video Spencer LaFlure, founder of Natural Balance Dentistry™, speaks about EOTRH, also known as hypercementosis.

This blog posting is by a student veterinarian physio studying in England. It provides a few excellent video resources, and also does a wonderful job of illustrating the anatomy and functions of The Equine Hyoid Apparatus.


Spencer talks about the Difference Between NBD and Equine Dentistry

Here is a recently published article addressing the importance of incisor balance, and a few other progressive topics by Spencer LaFlure, founder of Natural Balance Dentistry™ (Neuromuscular Horse Dentistry): The Importance of Incisors And Their Effect on the Whole Horse

This is a fabulous educational article addressing straightness in the horse, from an advanced and developed riding, training, and teaching perspective by Deb Bennett, Ph.D.: Lessons From Woody

The Osteopathic Vet on Facebook has some great posts and additional resources, such as this post addressing Digestive Ulcers Caused by the Mouth and Poll

This website has been created to provide additional information and FAQs regarding equine dentistry and Natural Balance Dentistry™ From the Horse’s Mouth

This article addresses some differences between traditional dentistry, and NBD:
Do Equine Dentists Interfere Too Much with Your Horse’s Teeth?

This article by Masterson Method Certified Practitioner, Instructor and Mentor, Becky Tenges, describes the TMJ, hyoid, and whole body connection from the perspective of an equine performance bodyworker.
The TMJ and A Whole-Horse Approach to Knowledge

Check out this article by Dr. Rhiannon Fenton (DVM, CAC, CVA, CVFT) that appeared in the June/July 2016 edition of Holistic Horse Magazine:
How Natural Balance Dentistry Can Improve Whole Horse Health