Animal Connections - Veterinarian Examines Horse

Photo: © iStock/Sara Winter
July 12, 2013
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Photo: © iStock/Sara Winter

This veterinarian uses a dental speculum to hold a horse’s mouth open for dental work. Because horses’ teeth continually grow, their molars often develop sharp edges that make eating or wearing a bridle uncomfortable. The vet uses special tools to file down these sharp points.