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15 August 2011 No Comment

Broken Molar
Dr. Jennifer MacLeay is an author and lecturer who is currently based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. MacLeay was born and grew up in Northern New Jersey. Her interest in horses began early and she participated in hunt seat equitation and eventing for many years. Dr. MacLeay has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ohio State University.
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Question
My three-year old just had her dental exam and it was found she had broken a molar. I’m curious if this tooth that was pulled will be replaced.
Thanks very much.
Liz Glasgow

Answer
Hi Liz, It is impossible for me to tell you; not knowing which molar was involved. Young horses do have juvenile molars and the caps do come off as they get older. Talk to veterinarian, he or she can tell you the answer to your question.

Best of luck,
Jennifer MacLeay, DVM, Ph.D.
Diplomate ACVIM

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