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What are the front set of teeth (incisors) used for?
What are the back set of teeth (molars) used for?
Grabbing the bit and running off!
They have no purpose
What does the vet or equine dental technician use to file down any sharp edges?
A nail file
Why do ponies’ teeth need to be checked regularly?
To check that the pony doesn’t need any fillings
To check for sharp edges and to evaluate the overall health of the teeth
They don’t need to be checked regularly
What is a common problem with ponies’ teeth?
How often should a pony see a vet or qualified equine dental technician?
Every five years
Why should you not ride a pony with bad teeth?
You can ride a pony with sore teeth, as there is a gap where the bit sits
The bit could make the discomfort worse, causing him to misbehave
It will make the pony cross
What can happen to ponies if they are having problems with their teeth?
They can lose condition
They eat more
What are wolf teeth?
They’re wolf’s teeth – nothing to do with ponies!
The front set of teeth used for grazing
Small, underdeveloped teeth located in front of the upper molars
How can you tell how old a pony is by looking at their teeth?
Their teeth start to fall out as they get older
Their teeth continue to grow as they get older, and can develop new characteristics
Their teeth become worn down from years of grazing
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