Equine Dentistry by Gordon Baker BVSc PhD MRCVS DiplACVS, Jack Easley DVM MS

By Gordon Baker BVSc PhD MRCVS DiplACVS, Jack Easley DVM MS DABVP (Equine)

A finished and definitive textual content on equine dentistry divided into 4 sections masking easy technology; mechanisms, pathology and importance of dental disorder; diagnostic tools, and dentistry recommendations. Generously illustrated with line drawings and colour images and black and white pictures! beneficial properties a global crew of recognized members.

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Consequently, their clinical crowns are angled rostrally. Pressure between the rostral and caudal cheek teeth tightly compresses the six cheek teeth together at their occlusal surfaces. 28). Continued eruption of the angulated cheek teeth usually maintains this tight occlusal contact until very late in life in normal horses, despite the fact that equine teeth slightly taper in toward their apex and, with age, would otherwise develop a space or spaces between the teeth (interdentally-interproximally), which is termed a diastemata (Fig.

The 07s to the 10s all contain five pulp cavities but the 06s and 11s usually contain six, the 11s occasionally having seven pulp horns (Fig. 29 Unlike brachydont teeth, hypsodont teeth need to continue to lay down secondary dentin over a prolonged period in order to prevent occlusal pulp exposure. 16. 5-year-old horse at the level of the second maxillary cheek tooth on right and between the second and third cheek teeth on the left, with part of the third in the rostral maxillary sinus. Note the remnants of the deciduous teeth (‘caps’), the angulation of the occlusal surfaces and the anisognathia.

This could allow some nourishment of infundibular cement from the pulp, rather than solely from the dental sac via the occlusal surface. Because of the frequent absence of complete cement filling of cheek teeth infundibula, the term ‘central infundibular cement hypoplasia’ has been advocated for this feature, as discussed further in the cementum section. 3. e an upper cheek tooth) (A) immediately prior to eruption, (B) immediately following eruption showing loss of the dental sac over the occlusal surface and (C) following wear of the primary occlusal surface to expose the secondary occlusal surface, which is the permanent occlusal surface in hypsodont teeth.

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