Homesteader's Guide to Farm Animal Dentistry: Estimating Age by Reading Teeth

Proper mastication is important to the livestock's overall health and productiveness. The degree of development and the potential remaining usefulness of the creature being considered for purchase are often directly reflected by the animal's teeth. Dr. Ho



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Two views of a horse's teeth, which are predominately incisors, premolars, and molars.
ILLUSTRATION: KIM ZARNEY
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Views of a cow's teeth and horse's teeth. Note the longitudinal view revealing the composition of horse teeth and cross the section revealing how horse teeth change in appearance as they wear over time.
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