|New Ownership: It is official Brian Borg moved back to Australia and has sold the dental practice to Dr. Jacob S. Johnson. The only real change is that Dr. Johnson is a veterinarian and will be handling all your horses’ needs with respect to advanced equine dentistry. The same great service and experience of years doing quality advanced dentistry will remain our focus (Over the next couple of months the website will be updated, please use the same previous contact information).
Thank You, Dr. Johnson and Staff
Dr. Johnson is a California licensed Veterinarian dedicated to the safety and health of your horse. By appointment only from you or your referring Veterinarian:
Office (951) 278-1930
Cell (951) 258-6920
Monday through Friday
Scheduled appointments 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday / Sunday
By Appointment Only
We pride ourselves on a kind, gentle approach while working on your horse’s dental needs. We are especially sensitive to the unique requirements that nervous and abused horses need. Dr. Johnson’s lifetime experience of horsemanship and 10 plus years doing extensive, advanced dentistry will help ensure a favorable outcome for our patients.
My primary service area is within 150 miles of Norco in all directions from San Diego to High Desert and Indio to Santa Barbara including all areas in between: such as Orange County, Long Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Chino, Yorba Linda, Malibu, Los Angeles, Burbank, Ojai, San Fernando Valley, Victorville, Hesperia, Apple Valley, Fallbrook, Murrieta, Temecula, Riverside, Corona, Gavilan Hills, Perris, Redlands, Highland, Yucapia, Moreno Valley, Yucca Valley, Palm Springs, Indio, Rancho Mirage, Banning, Palm Desert.
I also will travel out of state, adhering to their local regulations. Feel free to call us to arrange a clinic in your area.
NOTE: Material presented in this website are for information purposes only. It is in no way intended to replace the advice of your veterinarian. California state law requires any person (i.e. registered veterinary technician) who is not a veterinarian offering equine dentistry to the public (this includes basic file floating without sedation) MUST be a California licensed Veterinarian or be present at a state registered facility with a California licensed veterinarian, we always follow the laws and have a veterinarian present at all of our equine dentistry appointments.
When should I have my horses teeth floated and why?
Consider this! I know if I do not see my dentist regularly that bigger problems will arise. Your horse’s dental care is no different. The goal in my line of work is to catch problem before they become so obvious that it begins to effect your horses health.
It’s a common misunderstanding that if your horse’s weight is good that its teeth are OK. This is a myth! horses can have severe dental problems and sometimes still be keeping good weight.
Here is a guide line on how often your horse should have us look at its teeth:
1 to 6 years
During this period horses will shed 24 deciduous teeth and erupt up to 44 permanent teeth. Problems such as sharp enamel cingulae (points), impacted teeth, deciduous or baby teeth that fail to shed and early development of serious cheek teeth malocclusion’s such as hooks, waves and ramps can be identified and treated through exams every 6 months.
Horses that receive this kind of care are ensured the best outcome for any dental abnormalities through early detection and have a much better mouths to carry them through adulthood.
It is also important during this time to ensure all horses have any source of oral pain properly detected and treated before beginning their training; failure to do so can lead to the development of behavioural changes associated with pain and negative experiences with the bit, this may effect your horses attitude towards riding and can possibly be lifelong if not address.
7 to 12 years
All adult teeth should now be present in the horse’s mouth. The rate of wear begins to slow slightly as the teeth harden and most horses in light work on a mostly pasture based diet will need to be seen every 12 months.
Horses in heavy work or horses that are stabled and fed concentrates will need more regular examination as these changes cause them to chew differently affecting the way the teeth wear.
Again in horses of this age group early detection of problems and removal of sharp cingulae (enamel points) is very important. Disease that affects the structures which support the tooth, the periodontal ligaments begin to occur and early detection and treatment is the only way to prevent premature loss of the tooth.
13 to 20 years
Some of the horses in this age group are beginning to have a decreased ability to maintain condition due to a decrease in the availability of nutrients across the gut wall; some will need increased dietary intake.
Common dental conditions account for about a thirty percent decrease in weight gains and proper care is vital to ensure these horses maintain conditions. Early detection of periodontal disease (disease of the structures that anchor the tooth in place) will prevent the premature loss of that tooth.
Most horses in this age bracket require annual dental exams.
Over 20 years
Dentally, this group of horses is beginning to reach the end of their reserve crown. They often have concurrent diseases that affect them such as cushings (hyper adrenocortiscism) and can have difficulty maintaining weight just like elderly people. So their diet and dental care and management of other diseases must be of the highest standard to ensure longevity.
Thank you for visiting my site… Please take a moment to view some of the videos in my video gallery. I think you will find them very educational.
Featured in a 5 part series on Equine Dentistry on Horse City.com RFD TV:
Guest speaker at the Equine Affaire in California in 2007 & again in 2oo8 on Equine Dentistry
Invited to speak about Equine Dentistry to vet techs & veterinarian students at Cal Poly Pomona
A picture speaks a 1,000 words. Look at the incisor corrections below… There are very few people in California that have the skill level necessary to do this level of work. With 11 years of experience and 14,000 plus horses later I do! “Experience you can rely on.”
Why wait? Call NOW !
Your horse will be so grateful that you did.
Office (951) 278-1930
Cell (951) 258-6920
Another example of my work… Underbite correction before & after:
This extensive work is accomplished through staging, usually not just one visit.
- Brian Borg has been serving the southern California area for 10 years with over 12,000 horses teeth floated which includes incisors, hooks, wave and ramp corrections to his credit.
- Brian has been involved in the horse industry for over 30 years.
- Brian was featured on RFD TV in a 5 part series on Equine Dentistry,
- He is a competitive rider (3 Day Eventing)
- Certified riding instructor
- Brian was invited to speak at Cal Poly Pomona on Equine Dentistry.
- Brian was invited to speak at the Equine Affaire in 2007 & 2008 on Equine Dentistry.
- Brian is an Approved AMHA horse judge.
- We own the first American Shetland stallion to have ever passed a Kuering for RPSI the German Riding Pony and Sport Pony Breeding stud books Premium 1.
- American Shetland and Miniature horse Breeder
Here is what our clients are saying about us
Below is an e-mail I received from Donna of the Riverside area. This horse had supposedly been worked on twice my a vet who claims that she specialises in dentistry.That vet charged my client over $800 and had not resolved the problem.
I worked on this Arabian endurance horse and resolved everything in one procedure for far less.
My Arabian had a severe overbite. I have had someone else work on him twice before. At great expense I was disappointed in the outcome.
I met Brian at the equine affair and made an appointment. My horse is like a different animal. He is relaxed and comfortable now.
Brian had to do extensive work that took almost 2 hours but now his teeth line up and after 2 weeks he is putting on weight.
He is also alot smoother and comfortable under staddle, and his endurance is through the roof.
Here is testimonial from another of our clients:
Wow you did a great job, I knew looking at my stallion he’d had some type of previous injury !! I just didn’t understand the damage !! You are really good at what you do.!!Ive been around horses my whole life so I know a little bit..you have a client for life. I want to thank you for being patient and kind enough to come out and get this done quick!!! I’m sorry I couldn’t be here today …but I knew my animals were in good hands.Thank you so much again…I may be ready for you to start on the others after my race happy new year.
Here is another client’s response after we worked on their horses from Mary in Chino CA
FYI Barbary (Old white Arabian horse owned by Marilyn) was eatting like a champ today when I popped in to check on all the horses that you did work on Sunday 1/04/2010. I am not sure that I have seen him enjoy his food so much in quite some time.
Marilyn called me Sunday night to tell me how pleased she was with your work that you did on him.
I called Marilyn this afternoon to tell her that Barbary was chowing down his food like a youngster.
Video of a Dental procedure on a 23 year old Appendix Quarter Horse in Norco California that had lost about 200 to 300 pounds due to a dental issue that I resolved. His weight should return to normal in about 6 to 8 weeks.
Be sure to check out my video gallery especially PART 8!
We recommend Purina Equine Products for all stages of your horses life.
The main reason that I got into this line of work is that I truely love horses and always want to do the best that I can do to Improve their quality of life.
Please have your horses teeth worked on every year starting at 2 years of age and not wait until the horse is show discomfort.
Equine Dentistry Made Easy to Understand
(the cornerstone of your horses health)
10-part video series designed so average horse owners can get a deeper understanding about the importance and long term health concerns associated with equine dental care.
The video clip below demonstrates the use of motorized dental equipment.
I hope this will take away some of the mystery and concerns you may have about motorized equipment. It has been my experience that motorized dental equipment is far more effective when compared to old style manual hand file floating at balancing your horses dental arcades and successfully bringing your horses mouth back into occlusion.
Guest Speaker 2007 & 2008 Equine Affaire.Seen on RFD TV 5 part series on Equine Dentistry.
We have been in business since 2001, and we pride ourselves on providing customers and their horses with highly skilled care and maintenance of your horses teeth with outstanding personal customer service. Our office is conveniently located in Norco,this allows us great access to all of Southern California.
Giving Back to the community:
I am available for speaking engagements for Horse Riding Clubs, Equestrian Centers, 4H , local colleges ,schools and other such organizations. I usually do this at no charge.
In some cases I may request travel cost be covered. This will be decided on a case by case basis.