Straight from the horse’s mouth

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Say “ahhhh.” A speculum is installed to keep Jack’s mouth open and his head is supported on a special post. The horse is lightly sedated so the procedure is not stressful. The point on his back left tooth needs to be floated or filed down with a rasp by veterinarian Audrey Hébert Gingras, who is holding Jack’s tongue aside before starting the procedure.

No one really likes to go to the dentist; some people get nervous just thinking about their next visit. Even if going to the dentist is not the most popular rendezvous, these visits are necessary to maintain our oral health.