Expert to discuss dentistry for horses

A world leader in equine dentistry will be the guest speaker at an event in Morpeth.

Professor Paddy Dixon, from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh, has pioneered such techniques as the tie-back operation for horses that make a respiratory noise and need wind surgery.

In addition, he has been a key person in developing and teaching new dental techniques to both veterinary surgeons and equine dental technicians over the past 20 years.

Giving a taste of what he will be talking about on the evening, he said: “Equine dental disease is an important and often unrecognised disease of horses, mainly predisposed to by human intervention.”

The event, which has been organised by the Alnorthumbria Veterinary Group, will take place on Wednesday at Morpeth Rugby Club, Mitford Road, from 6.30pm. There will also be a raffle in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance.

To book your place, call the firm’s Fairmoor Equine Clinic on 01670 897597.