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    12-05-2008, 11:28 PM
  #1
Weanling
Aging horses by teeth

I've got a new member in the herd. He was a rescue that I inherited, and we aren't for certain on his age. The owner that sold him in the beginning said he was born in Nov. 06, but we aren't really sure. And since he was nearly starved, his growth doesn't give many hints. Can anyone provide a chart that shows the ages by teeth? I don't have time to look it up, thought someone here could produce it. Don't need every age, just up to about 4, I guess. More out of curiosity than anything, wondering just how far behind in growth he really is. Thanks in advance.
     
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    12-06-2008, 12:31 AM
  #2
Trained
Determining Age of Horses by Their Teeth

That's about the only chart I could find that you could actually see everything (everything else was too small or something you had to buy)

I did find a bunch of written articles with no pictures.

I hope everything works out with your newest addition
     
    12-06-2008, 12:26 PM
  #3
Trained
From Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_teeth
OR
The Equine - Horse Directory -The Horse, Horses, Equestrian and Riding Information - Teeth

Edited because the wikipedia copy and paste didn't work well...
     
    12-06-2008, 08:59 PM
  #4
Weanling
Okay, if this worked, here's his teeth. Any guesses? I'm not usually buried in horse teeth, so I'm totally ignorant of this, unless it's noticing if they are in their twenties vs a 6 yr old. LOL
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    12-06-2008, 09:15 PM
  #5
Trained
Those all look like milk teeth to my inexperienced eye. I'd put him at 2.
     
    12-06-2008, 09:45 PM
  #6
Weanling
Thanks for the links, btw! I appreciate the legwork.

Yes, hubby and I looked and thought he was 2 by the chart,so perhaps the original owner was truthful, about that, anyways. The gal that rescued him was just guessing he was older.

Thanks again. We'll see when the teethies start falling out,I guess. =)
     
    12-07-2008, 02:25 AM
  #7
Weanling
From the experince I have with horse teeth, which is not much, just from seeing my own and a few others teeth, he looks like he still has all his milk teeth. I agree with what was said before
     
    12-08-2008, 01:57 PM
  #8
Trained
I wonder how much his lack of proper nutrition will delay his normal dental changes... I would err on the higher number for age if it becomes a question later on... but really, it would only be 6 months or so I'd think.
     

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