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Title: 
Equine dentistry in the 21st century – Part 2: Dental examination of the horse’s mouth and diagnostic techniques for detection of dental disease
Author(s): 
E. POLLARIS, E. VAN DER VEKENS, I. GIELEN, C.P. CRIJNS, L. VLAMINCK
Abstract: 

In the first part of this series of articles on modern equine dentistry, which was published in the fourthissue of this journal in 2015, different dental pathologies in the horse were reviewed. In this second part,the focus is directed towards how these diseases can be diagnosed. This involves the implementationof a proper oral examination combined with the use of correct terminology/nomenclature to record theencountered pathology on a dental record sheet. Several dental diagnostic imaging techniques, suchas oral endoscopy, radiography, computed tomography, scintigraphy and MRI provide complementaryinformation on the identification of the exact disease process, a prerequisite to deduct proper prognosticand therapeutic conclusions.

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