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Equine Dentition

Equine Dentition

Type of Tooth

Number (Upper/Lower)

Age (Years) at Eruption

Function

Incisors

6/6

2.5 to 4.5

Grasping and cutting

Canines

2/2

4 to 5

Premolars

6 to 8/6

2.5 to 4 (wolf teeth at 6 months)

Grinding (wolf teeth nonfunctional)

Molars

6/6

1 to 4

Grinding