Our aim was to determine the dental eruption pattern in Red Sokoto Goat ecotypes. Fifty seven (57) goats of different age groups were used for the study and images of their incisors teeth captured. The first, second and third pairs of deciduous incisors (DI1, DI2 and DI3) erupts at 1st, 2nd and 3rd week respectively, and the fourth deciduous incisors (DI4) erupts at 4th week. The first, second, third and fourth pairs of permanent incisors (I1, I2, I3 and I4) were found to have erupted at 48th, 72nd, 120th and 144th week respectively. From 1st– 40th week, the crowns of the incisors were directed backwards and from 44th – 144th week they assumed an upward orientation. Different types of discoloration and a progressive eruption pattern were seen on the teeth across the age groups. The findings of this work showed that at 144th week all the permanent incisors teeth had erupted. This findings will contribute to the studies that will be conducted on dental developmental standards of Red Sokoto Goat ecotypes and also serve as a guide in age estimation.
Dental eruption pattern, red sokoto goat