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Teeth Hold Clues to Age of Horse

Teeth Hold Clues to Age of Horse

By Sarah Probst
Information Specialist
University of Illinois
College of Veterinary Medicine

"One of the first objectives in a pre-purchase exam is determining the age of the horse. If the horse is supposed to be seven and the teeth say the horse is eleven, often buyers quit right there," says Dr. Jon Foreman, a veterinarian in equine medicine and surgery at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital. The economic value of a horse is directly related to its age. Seventy-five years ago, aging teeth was a common skill among horse owners. Today most horse owners rely on veterinarians to age a horse.

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