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J Small Anim Pract. 1998 Aug;39(8):385-9.

Use of computed tomography to investigate cheek tooth abnormalities in chinchillas (Chinchilla laniger)

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Animal Medical Centre, Manchester.

Abstract

Computerised tomographic scanning was used to investigate tooth structure in chinchillas (Chinchilla laniger), both cheek tooth crown and root abnormalities being common in this species. This paper describes a common form of dental disease affecting species with continuously growing teeth, with particular reference to the chinchilla, and confirms the potential role of computed tomography (CT) in its early diagnosis. CT imaging is compared with previously available methods of investigation which frequently fail to detect early pathological changes.

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PMID:
9741874
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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