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Mongolia: Where Equine Dental Care Began

Did you know that equine dental care dates all the way back to 1300-700 BC?! William Taylor of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History led a team of scholars as they analyzed ancient Horse burial remains that led to the discovery. By analyzing Mongolion pastoral culture remains from the elaborate burial of the Deer Stone-Khirigsuur Culture, they were able to uncover the beginning of veterinary dental procedures. At this time, they were able to remove baby teeth that caused difficulty eating or pain in young horses. This is the oldest sourced veterinary dental care evidence! The research was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and partly funded by a National Geographic Society grant.

Learn more about the discovery here.