Saturday, July 12, 2008

How many teeth does a horse have?

Foals begin to grow teeth within their first week.

By one year old, they have a complete set of 24 temporary or baby teeth (called deciduous teeth)

By age 5, the adult horse has a complete set of permanent teeth:
Female horses have 40 permanent teeth
Male horses have 42 permanent teeth (the male has 2 canine teeth that the female does not have)

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