The winner of the first classroom quiz is Michael Daubert. 3 suitable answers for why the picture could be identified as a cows mouth and not a horses mouth are as follows:
1. There are more incisors on the lower jaw than a horse. A horse has 6 upper and 6 lower incisors.
2. In this picture there are no upper incisors. A horse has both upper and lower incisors.
3. You can see papillae inside the corners of this mouth. This is a feature of cattle and not horses. These structures serve to help grab and swallow food.
Stay tuned for the next installment of the VetweRx Classroom coming soon.