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Did you know: Horses Glands

by Vicki Olson - November 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM


Did you know horses have three pairs of glands that produce saliva – the parotid, the submaxillary, and the sublingual. Did you know a 500 kg horse will produce on average 12 Liters of saliva a day?  How well do you know your equine terminology, take this quick quiz.

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About Vicki Olson

Vicki Olson graduated from Bel-Rea Institution for Animal Technology, in 2003 and went on to work in a specialty hospital, in surgery for 10-years. A few years ago she received her Bachelor’s degree in marketing. She joined the VetTechPrep team in 2015, to help aid in the importance of educating and licensing veterinary technicians.


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