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Dental Formulas of Various Animal Species

Dental Formulas of Various Animal Species

Species

Deciduous Teeth

Permanent Teeth

Horse

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Cowc

Sheep

Goat

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Pig

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Dog

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Cat

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a Canine teeth usually appear only in male horses; the canine teeth are usually regressed or absent in mares.

b Small premolars (wolf teeth) are often present, especially in the upper jaw but may be present in the mandible and may be unilateral or bilateral.

c The canine tooth of domestic ruminants has commonly been counted as a fourth incisor.

d The maxillary second premolar and maxillary and first molar can be absent in some cats.

Dc = Deciduous canine. Di = Deciduous incisor. Dp = Deciduous premolar. C = Canine. I = Incisor. M = Molar. P = premolar.