Hormones impacting on tushes in mares??

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    09-28-2013, 11:48 AM
Hormones impacting on tushes in mares??

I am picking a subject for my dissertation and was wondering if there was anybody out there with the knowledge on why some mares grown tushes?

I am researching to see if hormones play a role, as my mares has them and my vet asked if she was quite dominant. This left me to the presumption that mares with dominant traits may grow male teeth? Eg. More testosterone (for example) makes the mare more dominant and therefore gains male traits such as tushes which can be used whilst fighting?

This is a complete guess and please if anyone has any references or research or knows anything please let me know

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    09-30-2013, 10:09 AM
Sorry, but I am having a hard time understanding your post and what you are getting at.

Dominance in horses is a female trait, not a male trait. It would be highly unusual for a stallion to display dominance in natural herd dynamics other than dominance over other breeding age males. It would be illogical to hypothesize that more testosterone equates to more dominance.

And are you sure you mean tushes, or do you mean wolf teeth? Those are two different things. It is not unusual for mares to have wolf teeth...
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    09-30-2013, 10:52 AM
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My first thought on seeing the word "tush" was a rear end. Sorry about that.

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