Equis ISSN 2398-2977
Contributor(s): Bayard A Rucker
- Cause: accumulation of calcified deposit around tooth .
- Signs: most commonly affects canine teeth; no significant clinical signs; gingivitis secondary to calculus irritation.
- Diagnosis: oral examination Gastrointestinal: physical examination .
- Treatment: excessive calculus removed with dental elevators and forceps.
- Prognosis: good.
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- Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
- Weller R, Livesey L et al (2001) Comparison of radiography and scintigraphy in the diagnosis of dental disorders in the horse. Equine Vet J 33 (1), 49-58 PubMed.
- Dixon P M, Tremaine W H, Pickles K et al (1999) Equine dental disease Part 1 - a long-term study of 400 cases - disorders of incisor, canine and first premolar teeth. Equine Vet J 31 (5), 369-377 PubMed.
- Dixon P M et al (1999) 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. Equine Vet J 31 (6), 519-528 PubMed.
- Lane J G (1994) A review of dental disorders of the horse, their treatment and possible fresh approaches to management. Equine Vet Educ 6 (1), 13-21 Wiley Online Library.