1. ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL DISORDERS IN CANINES – AN INCIDENCE STUDY
P. Aswathy, M.K. Narayanan, C.B. Devanand, S.N. Sudheesh and R. Ambily
The study was conducted in dogs with oral and maxillofacial affections presented to the University Veterinary Hospitals at Mannuthy and Kokkalai from June 2017 to June 2018. Out of 11,691 total cases presented in the surgery units during the study period, 87 cases presented with oral and maxillofacial disorders were subjected to the present study. Maximum incidence of oral and maxillofacial disorders noticed in dogs was dental tartar followed by oral neoplasm and enamel hypoplasia. In the present study, the incidence of various oral and maxillofacial disorders was not significantly related to either of the sexes (p value : 0.384). But the overall incidence was most commonly noticed in large sized breed (46 per cent) and in the age group of one to three year (24.1 per cent). Age and breed were significantly related to incidence of various oral and maxillofacial disorders (p value : 0.00, 0.048 respectively).
Key words : Dental affections, Dogs, Incidence.