A tall rostral hook in a medieval horse premolar tooth

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Viranta , S & Mannermaa , K 2017 , ' A tall rostral hook in a medieval horse premolar tooth ' , International journal of paleopathology , vol. 17 , pp. 79-81 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2017.02.005

Title: A tall rostral hook in a medieval horse premolar tooth
Author: Viranta, Suvi; Mannermaa, Kristiina
Contributor: University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki
Date: 2017-06
Language: eng
Number of pages: 3
Belongs to series: International journal of paleopathology
ISSN: 1879-9817
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/237013
Abstract: Development of dental abnormalities due to improper occlusal wear is common among modern domestic horses. This phenomenon often is attributed to jaw conformation. Rostral mandibular hooks may develop in horses with underjet or mandibular prognathism, a condition where the lower jaw protrudes forward, beyond the upper jaw. Less abrasive diet, free of phytoliths and matrix-like plant fibers, also may promote enamel and focal overgrowths of equine dentition. Here we report a rostral mandibular hook in a lower premolar tooth of a medieval horse, found in a spring deposit in Levanluhta, Osthrobothnia, Finland. To our knowledge, this is the first such report from a medieval horse. (C) 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Subject: Dental disease
Focal overgrowth
Occlusal wear
Premolar teeth
413 Veterinary science
615 History and Archaeology

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