Goat Dentition

All domestic animals have two successive sets of teeth. Deciduous teeth, or milk teeth, are the first set of teeth in young animals. These are replaced by a permanent set of teeth asĀ animals age.

In an anatomic tooth-identification system, permanent teeth are designated as incisor (I), canine (C), premolar (P), and molar (M); deciduous teeth are designated as Di, Dc, and Dp. The canine tooth of domestic ruminants has commonly been counted as a fourth incisor.

The dental formulas …