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Because of our experience and facilities to operate in a multi-species environment, we are also asked to operate on the teeth of domestic equids and ones in wildlife establishments.

Horses can suffer with developmental, periodontal and traumatic dental problems just like other terrestrial mammals.

Equids

Prognathic malocclusion in a young horse. Note the excessive wear of the mandibular incisors.

Equids

Rotated maxillary molar causing food packing and a major periodontal defect.

Equids

Enamel spurs of the cheek teeth traumatise the buccal mucosa.

Equids

Infundibular necrosis of a maxillary molar.

Equids

Fractured and infected mandibular canine.

Equids

Partial exposure of canine during surgery illustrating the substantial size and curvature of the root which requires a gentle approach in its extraction to prevent fracture of the relatively thin edentulous mandibular diastema.


Due to the anatomy and differences in access to the rostral and cheek teeth, the clinical approach to equine dentition needs to be discussed in two sections:


Rostral Teeth
Rostral Teeth
Cheek Teeth
Cheek Teeth

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