The Aging Project – Right Lateral View

Geoff Tucker, DVM Aging Project Leave a Comment

Things to look for
  • The angle of the teeth from vertical to more horizontal.
  • The appearance of a groove on the upper corner incisor #203 called Galvayne’s groove.
  • The inconsistencies while looking at just one identifying mark (angle of teeth, shape of teeth, groove along the side of the upper corner incisor)
  • The position of the tongue behind the incisors – how it is pressed up against them, how it can be the cause of the movement of the incisors away from vertical in older horses.
  • The relaxed space between the incisors in many of the horses.
  • The way the tongue rests against the canines as the factor behind the shaping of the canines into a dagger shape.

Instructions –

Click on the first image to enlarge it and to see the age of the horse. Scroll through the images using your keyboard arrow keys, swiping on your touch screen or by clicking or tapping the arrows on the screen to the left or right of the image.

Horses aged 30 + down to 21 years (senior)

Horses aged 20 down to 11 years (adult)

Horses aged 10 down to 2 years (young)