Case Report: Moonlight is a 13 year old horse with bilateral sagittal factures of the upper 1st molars. Earlier attempts to extract these teeth orally were unsuccessful and the horse was referred to the Academy for surgical extraction. Partial removal of the crowns was accomplished du
Case History A 3-year-old Quarter horse gelding was referred to the wet lab with a history of unusually shaped second premolars and facial swelling above the 206 which was becoming increasingly larger with time (Fig. 7). Evaluation Oral examination revealed normal eruption and sheddin
Case History A 21-year-old mare brought to the wet lab was in good condition for her age. The owner told us that she had some arthritic problems and had been in a trailer accident at 2 years of age. Evaluation The molar arcades had very basic problems, with small ramps, some transvers
Case History: A 3-year-old gelding in good condition was brought to the wet lab for routine dental evaluation. There was some foul odor coming from the mouth and the horse seemed moderately head shy while handling. Oral examination revealed abnormalities within the second quadrant. La
Case History:A 3-year-old QH gelding in good condition has a history of a chronic draining tract under the 306. After a thorough oral examination and careful review of the radiographs it was apparent the 306 was infected. There was a periodontal pocket on the lingual side of the 306 w
Bilateral Dentigerous Cysts Bilateral dentigerous cysts are uncommon. A dentigerous cyst, also called an erratic tooth, can developed from one or a conglomerate of teeth, surrounded by a sack or cyst of which the inside is covered with mucous membrane. Inside the mouth, the nu
The parotid salivary gland is the largest saliva-producing gland in the horse. It is located below the ear and extends distally along the back of the ramus to below the curve of the mandible. There are two other salivary glands: mandibular salivary gland and sublingual salivary gland,
The following incisor problems are pictures of actual cases taken at the Academy of Equine Dentistry during wet lab sessions. Most incisor problems inhibit lateral excursion and anterior posterior (rostral/caudal) movement of the mandible creating mastication and performance deficits.