Med. Weter. 73 (6), 362-365, 2017

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Natalia Siwińska, Agnieszka Żak, Matylda Mańkowska, Michalina Drozd, Hieronim Borowicz
Frequency of dental problems in incisor teeth among horses in Poland.
The goal of this study was to determine the frequency of anomalies in incisor teeth depending on the horse’s age, sex, diet, diseases and floating frequency. A total of 255 horses from three Polish voivodeships, Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Greater Poland and Upper Silesia, were examined. The testing of incisor teeth was non-invasive and protocol-based. The most common defects were sharp edges of incisors in the maxilla and mandible, as well as a shortened mandible in relation to the maxilla. A relationship was proved between incisor anomalies and the horses’ age, floating frequency and bad habits. Anomalies of incisors are a common problem in horses in Poland, but they do not cause serious problems in the use of these animals.
Key words: horses, dentistry, incisors.