Common Disorders of the Teeth in The Clinical Companion of Donkey Dentistry
Common Disorders of the Teeth - A new chapter in "The Clinical Companion of Donkey Dentistry"!
Published studies indicate that a wide range of pathology is seen in a significant proportion of animals in all the environments in which they are kept. The pathology often increases in incidence and severity with age and may be more prevalent in certain populations or breeds. Individual animals often present with multiple disorders.
The common dental disorders have been classified for the purposes of this chapter by the origin; developmental or acquired; not forgetting that developmental disorders may eventually lead to the onset of acquired problems. The specific aspects related with the disorders are included here, providing important information for a better understanding, diagnosis and treatment of the disorders.
It is important to consider that conditions rarely present singularly, so a full examination is essential. Where a condition is acquired and secondary to a development disorder, it may be appropriate to address the primary cause as part of the treatment.
This chapter will cover the following subjects:
- Developmental Disorders
- Acquired Disorders
- Soft Tissue Lesions
- Dental and Oral Neoplasia