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Oldest evidence of horse veterinary care discovered in Mongolia

Oldest evidence of horse veterinary care discovered in Mongolia

A team of scholars analyzed horse remains from an ancient Mongolian pastoral culture. Examination of skeletal remains from the impressive horse burials associated with the Deer Stone-Khirigsuur Culture showed that surgical procedures were used to remove baby teeth that would have caused young horses pain or difficulty with feeding -- the world's oldest known evidence for veterinary dental care.

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