DETERMINING THE AGE OF CATTLE BY THE TEETH.
The age of cattle can be approximated closely by the appearance, development, and subsequent wear of their second incisor teeth. Cattle have eight incisor teeth, all in the lower jaw. In the calf at birth two or more of the temporary or first incisor teeth are present. With the first month the entire eight incisors have appeared.
Fig. 1.—Internal face of incisors of the calf.
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