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QUESTION
What is the function of the upper and lower canines in the horse?


ANSWER

There is no major function of the canines in this stage of the horse's evolution. However, when horses were much smaller and more of a browsing type animal, rather than a true grazer, it is believed that the canines played more of a role in prehension & chewing of food.







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