Signs That Your Horse Needs a Dental Exam Part 4

All horse owners know their horse very well.  The slightest indication that your horse is not doing well sends out the red flag.  So if you see facial swelling, a one sided nasal discharge with [...]

Signs that Your Horse Needs a Dental Exam Part 3

Horses are creatures of habit.  They want to eat at the same time every day. They routinely sleep in the same area of the pasture each night.  Understanding your horse’s normal behavior patterns will aid [...]

Signs That Your Horse Needs a Dental Exam Part 1

Equine injuries such as wounds or soft tissue swellings are typically easy to recognize.  Problems that aren’t visible to the eye, however, can go unnoticed.  Take dental issues, for example.  These often go undetected because [...]

No Teeth, No Horse!

All horse owners have heard old timer’s say, “No feet, No horse!” Well think about this…No Teeth, No Horse! Horses must eat to survive. They are continuous grazers and usually eat 16-18 hours daily when [...]

All horse owners need to know the names, functions and locations of all the different teeth in a horse’s mouth. Please review our Anatomy section to help you review.

Incisors

Function: Nip/cut grass.
Number: 12 (six upper and six lower)
Baby Set: Complete by 8 months
Adult Set: Complete by 4.5 years

Baby
Incisors

Complete Baby Incisors

Complete baby (deciduous)
set by 8 months of age.

Central Adult Incisors

Central incisors erupt
at 2 ½ years of age.

Intermediate Adult Incisors

Intermediate Adult Incisors

Intermediate (middle) incisors
erupt at 3 ½ years of age.

Corner Adult Incisors

Corner Adult Incisors

Corner incisors erupt
at 4 ½ years of age.