1994-2019. All Rights Reserved. Online Journal of Veterinary Research. You may not store these pages in any form except for your own personal use. All other usage or distribution is illegal under international copyright treaties. Permission to use any of these pages in any other way besides the before mentioned must be gained in writing from the publisher. This article is exclusively copyrighted in its entirety to OJVR publications. This article may be copied once but may not be, reproduced or re-transmitted without the express permission of the editors.


OJVRTM

 

Online Journal of Veterinary Research

 

 Volume 22 (6):452-456, 2018.


Prevalence of dental problems in 200 lamb or sheep carcasses (Iran).

 

Amjadian S. (DVM), Afshari Safavi E. (DVM, DVSc)*, Moaddab SH (DVM, DVSc)..

 

1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of clinical sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran. *Corresponding author

 

ABSTRACT

 

Amjadian S, Afshari Safavi E, Moaddab SH., Prevalence of dental problems in 200 lamb or sheep carcasses (Iran), Onl J Vet Res., 22 (6):452-456, 2018. Dental problems affect digestion, physical condition and production in lambs (=<1 year) and sheep (>=1 year). We monitored 200 ovine carcasses over 6 months at a slaughterhouse in Kermanshah, Iran for dental conditions and found 92% had at least one dental condition. Most common was tooth staining in 89.5%, excess incisor wear in 17% and caries in 9%. Presence of wave mouth, dental diastema, dental rotation and step mouth were significantly (P < 0.05) higher in sheep over 1 year old. Our results suggest that dental problems are common in native sheep in the locality but more so in older animals.

 

Keywords: Dental problems; sheep, abattoir, Iran.


MAIN

 

FULL-TEXT(SUBSCRIBE OR PURCHASE TITLE $25USD)