Equis ISSN 2398-2977
Contributor(s): Helen Herinckx, Vetstream Ltd, Chris Whitton
- Cause: congenital incongruity between mandible and maxilla.
- Brachygnathism: brachygnathic (short) mandible - upper incisors overlap lower → abnormal wear Teeth: abnormal wear and overgrowth; abnormal wear of molars → hooks and shear wear; chronic cases may develop dysphagia.
- Prognathism: prognathic (long) mandible relative to maxilla - less common, but causes similar abnormal dental wear .
- Diagnosis: oral /dental examination .
- Treatment: regular rasping Teeth: rasping (floating) of incisors and molars; provide feed or pasture that is easy to pull up and masticate.
- Prognosis: good if dental care maintained.
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- Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
- Tremaine H & Casey M (2012)A modern approach to equine dentistry 2. Identifying lesions.In Pract34(2), 78-89 VetMedResource.