Common dental abnormalities
Sharp Enamel Points
Severe ulceration caused by sharp enamel points.
In this case, caused by an untreated upper incisor fracture.
There are many reasons for this condition, but in this case the horse probably eats on one side.
This is a large hook at the front edge of the first upper pre-molar on the near side. There are also other abnormalities such as sharp enamel points and protuberant teeth.
Excessive Transverse Ridging - ETR
ETR as well as a hook and a step mouth.
This overgrowth will be due to the opposing tooth being abnormal or missing completely.
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