Equine dental disease Part 2. a long-term study of 400 cases: disorders of development and eruption and variations in position of the cheek teeth

P M Dixon, W H Tremaine, K Pickles, L Kuhns, C Hawe, J McCann, B C McGorum, D I Railton, S Brammer

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Of 400 referred horses with dental disorders, 349 cases suffered from primary disorders of their cheek teeth, ninety of these from disorders of development or eruption, or displacements. These included 20 cases with rostral maxillary and caudal mandibular cheek teeth overgrowths, 16 with diastemata, 15 with grossly enlarged mandibular 'eruption cysts', 4 with grossly enlarged maxillary cheek teeth 'eruption cysts', 10 cases with supernumerary cheek teeth and 23 cases with displaced cheek teeth. These displacements were believed to be developmental in 16 cases and acquired in the remaining 7 cases. Long-term response to treatments, that included removal of overgrowths and extraction of teeth with deep secondary periodontal disease was excellent for most disorders except diastemata.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-528
Number of pages10
JournalEquine Veterinary Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1999

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