On 20 November 2022, we visited Kaposvár, the clinic of Pannon Equine Medical and Rehabilitation Ltd. Our host was Dr. Tibor Ákos Hevesi, head of the clinic, equine veterinarian and professor.
Our motivated small group of 12 people received a lot of useful and mainly practical information from first-hand and authentic sources about the health and diseases of horses' teeth and hooves.
This is a great opportunity for horse owners to receive a highly professional, yet understandable training course, with X-ray and anatomical scans, endoscopy and live animal demonstrations.
Participants were given a number of practical exercises, such as professionally extracting the horse's tongue, rinsing the horse's mouth, and probing the lymph nodes and salivary glands - looking for possible clinical lesions. A hoof tie was also applied.
The main purpose of all this is to ensure that the horse owner notices any abnormalities in the horse's appearance in time to contact his or her veterinarian as soon as possible.
Photos of our equestrian advisor Kornélia Deminger with the certificate she received at the end of the course:
The major topics covered were:
The main topics of the training were:
anatomy of the dentition, numbering, tooth splitting, tooth changing
major anomalies of the dentition and oral cavity
lymph nodes, salivary glands
dental operations and their rehabilitation
dental home care
hoof anatomy, hoof mechanism
advantages and disadvantages of hoofing
hoof care at home
healthy horn shaping
principles of treatment and rehabilitation of defective or diseased hooves
home care and treatment of hooves
This summer, we also attended the Equine First Aid course organised by Pannon Equine Medical and Rehabilitation Ltd. The practice-oriented training provided useful information to all participants. Advanced riders can certainly learn something new from these courses, so we recommend both courses to all riders.
Thank you to Dr. Ákos Hevesi for the opportunity to develop and learn, and we look forward to attending future training courses planned in the colours of FitoCavallo!
Thank you for the beautiful photos by HSB Photos!