The horse has large and strong teeth, with a total of forty four teeth. Each jaw is made up of three incisor teeth, one canine, four premolars, and three molars. Both your natural and domestic foods are tough, rough and amazingly abrasive, that's why needs a good chew to split it and facilitate the penetration of digestive juices that must process the nutrients for subsequent absorption.
The variety of incisor teeth are used to cut grass and they grow forming a semicircle. Between the canines and premolars there is a well differentiated space called the diastema. All teeth are characterized by having very tall crowns and small roots in comparison.
The chewing action is carried out obliquely, since the upper jaw is wider than the lower one. For this reason, edges can form on the front or back of the molars, which if not filed, can cause the mouth to close poorly.
To know the age of the horse by observing the teeth, it is essential to explain their position and differences. First and foremost, fangs and molars are of no use in determining age. It should also be understood that the horse is born with four suckling teeth, two in the middle of the upper gums and two in the middle of the lower ones.
The foal already has them outside the gums and at year he has the twelve milk teeth that he should have. At two and a half years, the first four suckers molt and at three and a half another four more. After a year the so-called extreme teeth grow, which will later be incisors.
When these are already in the middle of their growth period, it is noted that the horse has reached the age of five and when the teeth are staleIt is that he is already seven years old and as the horse gets older, the teeth become more triangular.
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