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Mules are a hybrid animal bred from a male donkey and a female horse. This means that they can inherit characteristics from either parent. When it comes to teeth mules usually have a combination of both horse and donkey teeth.

The average mule has around 36 teeth. This includes 12 incisors 24 premolars and no canines. Mules have a dental formula of 3.

1.3.1.2.4. As you can see this is very similar to the dental formula of a horse. The main difference is that mules have one less pair of premolars.

Mules tend to have the strong flat teeth of a donkey. These are good for grinding down vegetation. They also have the longer sharper incisors of a horse.

These are good for nibbling on grass and hay.So are mules teeth like horses? The answer is yes and no.

Mules inherit characteristics from both parent species so they have a mix of horse and donkey teeth.Mules are a hybrid animal bred from a male donkey and a female horse. This means that they can inherit characteristics from either parent.

When it comes to teeth mules usually have a combination of both horse and donkey teeth.The average mule has around 36 teeth. This includes 12 incisors 24 premolars and no canines.

Mules have a dental formula of 3.1.3.1.2.4. As you can see this is very similar to the dental formula of a horse. The main difference is that mules have one less pair of premolars.

Mules tend to have the strong flat teeth of a donkey. These are good for grinding down vegetation. They also have the longer sharper incisors of a horse.

These are good for nibbling on grass and hay.So are mules teeth like horses? The answer is yes and no.

Mules inherit characteristics from both parent species so they have a mix of horse and donkey teeth…

Enrica Zucca

An author and co-author of many articles on animals, mainly horses, Enrica Zucca has shared her knowledge on animal welfare with people over the globe. She belongs to the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, Lodi, Italy.

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