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Cattle age estimation

I was playing with a kitten when suddenly I saw his little teeth. And I wonder his age and I also want to find out how does the teeth play roles in estimating cattle age (since we were learning domestic animal also)

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Basic anatomy of animal teeth


Example of teeth: dog

The pattern of teeth is different based on the diet of the animal

Cattle age estimation

You can estimate the age of cattle by looking at the teeth.

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Cattle




How to check teeth




Teeth indicators


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Baby teeth (milk teeth) under 2 years of age


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2 tooth: 2-2.5 years


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4 tooth: 2.5-3 years


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6 tooth: 3-3.5 years


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Full mouth: 4 years


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Worn: over 4 years



Aging of sheep and goat by appearance of incisor teeth



Milk teeth: less than 1 year all temporary teeth


2 tooth: about 1-1.5 years one pair of permanent incisors with remaining incisors still temporary



4 tooth: about 1.5 to 2 years two pairs of permanent incisors


6 tooth: about 2-3 years 3 pairs of permanent incisors


8 tooth (full mouth) about 3-4 years


Worn mouth or broken mouth: about 4 years or more depending on diet, environment and living condition


Gummy: aged




** it seems that I could not found the image of teeth of cat and dog to estimate their ages, but maybe later post I will show it. ^^

Source: Smallstock in development, how to estimate the age of goat and sheep, how to estimate the age of cattle, National Department of Agriculture, ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute

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