Dental Problems in Young Horses

As with much of the horse's body, the most important age for its mouth is the teething period, where it changes from primary (deciduous or baby) dentition to secondary (permanent or adult) teeth. Between the age of 2½ and 4½ years of age, the horse will shed 24 baby teeth — both premolars (cheek) and incisor (front) teeth. These teeth are replaced by adult teeth.