Common dental disorders in the donkey

N. du Toit, P.M. Dixon

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Abstract

Normal dental anatomy and the range of dental disorders found in donkeys are largely similar to those described in horses. Recent studies have shown dental disease to have a high prevalence in donkeys. Some dental disorders, such as diastemata, displaced teeth and wave mouth can have serious clinical consequences by causing oral pain and weight loss and even predispose to colic. Many of these signs can be prevented by regular dental treatment that can slow down or even prevent the progression of these disorders.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)45-51
JournalEquine Veterinary Education
Volume24
Issue number1
Early online date17 May 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • horse donkey dentistry anatomy dental disorders dental treatment

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