The Equine Dental Clinic Ltd recently had a patient with a trapped sinus infection. They explained on Facebook, “If the horse’s head was solid bone, it would be too heavy for the horse to carry around and run fast – so much of the head is made up of air spaces – the sinuses being much larger than ours. The problem is when infection gets trapped, it often can’t escape, and if it’s stuck there long enough it will turn solid, and even become bone like – here we are removing such a mass from the sinus with the horse standing and sedated under local anaesthesia – hopefully his head will feel a bit lighter again without this in there!”
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