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Southern Illinois Equine Clinic

Primary Location
428 State Hwy 37
West Frankfort, IL 62896
Phone: 618-942-4242
Fax: 618-942-6305

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
Saturday8:00am12:00pm
SundayEmergencies Available24/7
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Dr. Griffin recommends that your horse have a dental evaluation once a year. Most horses can benefit from having their teeth floated once a year. 

As a horse owner or someone who works with horses, it is important to be able to recognize signs of dental pathology, so that your horse is able to eat and work comfortably. Some of the clinical signs your horse may show when they have a dental problem include reluctance to eat, pain while chewing, dropping food, quidding, and excess salivation. Occasionally they may have swelling to the jaw, a foul odor to their breath and nasal drainage. These signs may indicate a tooth root infection. If you see any of these signs your horse should be evaluated by your veterinarian.

During your horse's dental evaluation, Dr. Griffin will need to sedate your horse in order to perform the exam and floating. As you can see in the picture above he uses a portable stock and power equipment to perform equine dentistry. The combination of sedation and the stock make the procedure less stressful for your horse and easier on the veterinarian. It also allows for a more thorough evaluation and floating than traditional methods.

Dental health is very important for good horse health and wellness. Be sure to have Dr. Griffin check your horse’s teeth once a year, and do not hesitate to call if any problems arise between scheduled appointments.
 

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Testimonial

We are extremely happy. Takes his time and is very thorough, and checks on the progress of the treatment. Very prompt in returning calls and getting needed medicine. Definitely knows horses of all sizes.

Bob S.
West Frankfort, IL

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
Saturday8:00am12:00pm
SundayEmergencies Available24/7
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am Emergencies Available
5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 12:00pm 24/7

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  • 428 State Hwy 37 West Frankfort, IL 62896
  • 618-942-4242
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