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A Fresh Look at the Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Mastication
- Dixon, Padraic M., du Toit, Nicole, Staszyk, Carsten
- The Veterinary clinics of North America 2013 v.29 no.2 pp. 257-272
- enamel, horses, mastication, teeth, veterinary clinics, North America
- There have been many significant and interesting developments in equine dental anatomy during the past 20 years that are of major clinical significance in better understanding the physiology of equine mastication, the etiopathogenesis of some dental disorders, and their safe treatment. The many recent significant developments include descriptions of the enamel infolding of cheek teeth and of infundibular anatomy, including the frequent absence of cementum infilling in many infundibulae, which can lead to infundibular caries. Many important developments in equine dental anatomy are summarized in this article.