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Aging horses by their teeth

Horse Health: A method of determining the age of horses by the wear 
on their teeth has been widely accepted for 130 years

In 1885, Sydney Galvayne published a book in Glasgow outlining a system which claimed to accurately age horses by identifying distinct features of wear on the teeth. Galvayne’s treatise became widely accepted and uncontested amongst horsemen for over a century. The Galvayne name even became memorialized when a distinct groove which travels down the side […] Read more