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Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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DOMINGUES, L.M.; ALESSI, A.C.; CANOLA, J.C.  and  SEMPRINI, M.. Type and frequency of dental diseases and disorders in dogs in the region of Jaboticabal, SP. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 1999, vol.51, n.4, pp.323-328. ISSN 1678-4162.

The type and frequency of dental diseases and disorders in 215 dogs were studied. Periodontal disorders were identified through clinical investigation, microbiological and histopathological examination. Radiographs were taken in case of severe dental and periodontal disorders. Disorders were classified according to breed, diet, age and sex. Gingival and plaque indexes were estimated in all animals. The study showed a high frequency of disorders like dental plaque and gingival lesions. Disorders were more severe in older animals. Animals fed only with commercial rations showed a lower frequency of disorders related to gingival and plaque than animals fed with human waste food. No differences between male and female frequency of disorders were observed. The radiographic evaluation was an important and useful method for the diagnosis of periodontal disorders.

Keywords : Dog; dental disorder; periodontal disorder.

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