Nutritional Articles

Equine Cheek teeth angle of occlusion: how to calculate and clinical use for incisor shortening (tutorial article)

Published: 2004-06-30

Brief content of the article
Incisor reduction is a frequently used procedure in the USA with little scientific evidence supporting its frequent application in horses of all ages. This article describes a method of determining the angle of occlusion by measurements made using incisor separation and suggests how this information may be utilised for incisor reduction or incisor levelling. The article is well illustrated and is therefore easy readable. More information related to this topic can be found by selecting the related links below.
Keywords: dentistry; incisors; occlusion; excursion.

Reference
Rucker, B.A. 2004. Equine Cheek teeth angle of occlusion: how to calculate and clinical use for incisor shortening. Equine vet. Educ 16: 137-142.

Related Link
http://www.ext.vt.edu/news/periodicals/livestock/aps-9806/aps-925.html
http://www.travelingusa.com/articles/horsetravelequinedentistry/

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http://www.evj.co.uk/pages/eve.html