Equine Dentistry: Incisor Hook

 

This photo is of a hook on the upper left third incisor of a 16 year old mare. These hooks interfere with the rearward movement of the horse’s lower jaw when she raises her head. And if they are long enough they will cut into the gum and create painful ulcers. The good news is that they are easily removed during a routine dental.

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