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Advances in the Treatment of Diseased Equine Incisor and Canine Teeth
- Rawlinson, Jennifer T., Earley, Edward
- The Veterinary clinics of North America 2013 v.29 no.2 pp. 411-440
- dogs, horses, resorption, teeth, veterinarians, veterinary clinics, North America
- Dental therapies for equid incisor and canine teeth have modernized significantly over the last 2 decades. Basic principles in incisor reduction have become more conservative, and extraction procedures more exacting. Periodontal and endodontic treatments are described to save teeth that would have succumbed to extraction in the past. Pathologic impacts on treatment decisions for equine odontoclastic tooth resorption and hypercementosis are significant, and veterinarians and owners need to be aware of treatment options and outcomes. Easy access to equid incisor and canine teeth offers a variety of therapeutic options, and this article reviews some of the practical procedures available.