Animal Health International Announces Equine Dentistry Lecture and Lab Events

Animal Health International, Inc.is pleased to announce its 2014 Equine Dentistry Lecture and Wet Lab education and training events, being conducted by renowned Equine Dentistry specialist Dr. Jack Easley, DVM, MS and Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine Certified).  Four events are scheduled for mid-to-late 2014, with additional events planned for 2015.  

These events are RACE- approved by the American Association of State Veterinary Boards.

Dr. Easley received a DVM degree from Tuskegee University in 1976.  After completing a Large Animal Internship at Oklahoma State University, he served as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Kansas State University from 1978 to 1980 where he had completed an Equine Surgical Residency and received a Master’s Degree in Surgery.   He was an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, 1980-1982.  In 1982, he was certified as a Diplomate for the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine) with recertification in 1992, 2002 and 2012. Additionally, he is a Diplomate in the International College of Equine Veterinary Odontologists.  For the past 30 years, Dr. Easley has owned and operated a private practice emphasizing equine dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, medicine and reproduction.

Easley is an active member of The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) having served on various committees, as an executive board member, dental committee chair and lecturer.  Presently, he is a board member for the AAEP Foundation and Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association. He is a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society, American Veterinary Medical Association, Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners (past president), Shelby Co. Chamber of Commerce (board), and Shelby Co. Community Foundation.

For over 40 years, Dr. Easley has lectured extensively on and promoted equine veterinary dentistry throughout the world.  He has written hundreds of articles for publication in professional as well as lay equine journals, textbooks and periodicals.  He serves on the editorial review boards for Equine Veterinary Education, Equine Veterinary Journal, Veterinary Surgery and The Journal of Veterinary Dentistry.  Dr. Easley is the co-editor with Gordon Baker and major contributor of Equine Dentistry, first published in 1999 by W B Saunders Publishing. This textbook was ultimately printed in Spanish and German; the 2nd edition published in October 2004 and the 3rd edition co-authored with Drs. Paddy Dixon and Jim Schumacher released in 2010 by Elsevier.

As guest editor of Veterinary Clinics of North American Equine (August 2013), Dr. Easley and international colleagues have again added to current literature with the most recent data and up to date research in equine dentistry. Dr. Easley is currently a member of the AVMA’s American Board of Veterinary Specialists Specialty Organizing Committee for a new American College of Veterinary Dentistry-Equine Specialty.

“We are so pleased to be hosting these Equine Dentistry events”, said Tom Knutson, Animal Health International’s Director of Customer Solutions.  “Our customers and indeed the entire equine practitioner community will benefit from Dr. Easley’s experience and expertise”.

The Basic Equine Dentistry Lecture and Lab will cover topics including oral examination and charting of the mouth, dental malocclusions and abnormalities of wear, dentistry in the first year of life, performance horse dentistry, geriatric dentistry, and the positioning and taking of head and dental radiographs.

Advanced Equine Dentistry Lecture and Lab topics include radiographic interpretation and advanced imaging, diagnosis and management of periodontal disease, diagnosis and management of endodontic disease, orthodontic principles applied to odontoplasty techniques, simple and surgical extractions, diagnosis and management of oral and dental tumors, dental related sinus disease and treatment, and diagnosis and management of equine odontoclastic tooth resorption, among other topics.

For more information, and Equine Dentistry Lecture and Lab schedule, please visit: http://www.animalhealthinternational.com/eventsAnimalHealth.html