Equine Teeth Problems
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Why do horses need dental care?
Because they are not in their natural environment
Name some signs of teeth problems
- Weird head carriage
- low body condition
- bad breath
What are the most common problems with horse teeth?
What is step mouth?
One or more teeth have overgrown. Prevents side to side and back and forth movement.
What is Wave mouth?
Horse teeth form a wave, circular motion is limited
What is Shear Mouth?
- Severe uneven wear of teeth.
- Angle is more than 15 degrees
What is Parrot Mouth?
- Upper incisors do not properly meet with lower incisors
- Lower Jaw is shorter
- over bite
What is Monkey or Sow mouth?
- Upper Jaw is shorter
- Rare in horses
- Under bite
What is Bishoping?
Act of changing the appearance of equine teeth to make the horse look younger.
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