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Title: Horses’ teeth: a treatise on their mode of development, anatomy, microscopy, pathology, and dentistry; compared with the teeth of many other land and marine animals, both living and extinct ; with a vocabulary and copious extracts from the works of odontologists and veterinarians
Year: 1893 (1890s)
Authors: Clarke, William H
Subjects: Teeth Horses
Publisher: New York, W. R. Jenkins
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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e grooving of the incisors is thereverse; the outer surface is usuallydouble grooved, the inner smooth,both being slightly rounded. Theyare less upright in position, and lesssharp, but are more discolored, andthe marks are wider and deeper andwear out more slowly. They attaintheir growth more slowly, and ahealthy tooth continues to growthroughout life. This latter qualityis a wise provision of Nature, as butfor it a horses teeth, particularly itsgrinders, would be worn to stubs intwo or three years after full growth.The annexed cut shows how a mo-lar, owing to the loss of the oppositetooth, grew till it killed the horse. Growth, say Bouley and Ferguson,compensates for the enormous wearof the teeth, the horse having toperform for himself that which themiller performs for man, thus pre-serving for a long time, if not theirform, at least their length. Chauveau, referring to the horse, says: Thepermanent teeth present in their development acommon but very remarkable characteristic, rarely
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Back lower molar; extragrowth begins at dotted line.
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