Aging by teeth

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Aging by teeth

Post by clarencefortner » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:11 pm

What is everyone’s opinion on aging a horse by their teeth?
I have always been told different things by different people. Some people I’m close to say that it is decently accurate and others say it’s not at all.

I have a gelding who’s past is pretty unclear. I got him almost 8 years ago as a 12 year old so he would be almost 20 now.
I had a dentist out a few days ago. She seemed very knowledgeable and a lot of people recommended her to me. She said after looking at his physical condition and his teeth that she was very confident that he was not 20, and he was more like 15, 17 at the oldest.
I know there is no way to know how old he is 100% but how accurate do you think you can age with teeth?

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Re: Aging by teeth

Post by wbvs58 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:11 am

If someone knows what they are doing and looks carefully at the tables of the teeth they should be able to get inside of 2 years at 15 years of age.


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