Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ASVS)(ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 2 Issue 5

Retrospective Study on Dental Affections in Horses of Equestrian Clubs and their Possible Treatment

Mostafa M Kassem, Ahmed S Korittum and Ahmed S Raslan*

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Ahmed S Raslan, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt.

Received: March 17, 2020; Published: April 30, 2020



  The present work was carried out in the period between “March 2015 to December 2016” the total number of examined horses was 354 horses, 92 horses 26% had dental affections including 52 Equestrian horses, 34 Riding horses, 6 Funeral dragging horses. These horses were of both sexes and their ages were ranged between 3 years up to 22 years old. The examined horses were collected from Armed Equestrian club, El Gzera club, El haram farms, Cairo stadium, El Shams club and Wadi Degla club.
The horses were divided according to usage into 3 groups, first group was used as equestrian horses, second group was used as riding horses and third group was used as funeral dragging horses. First group involved 52 equestrian horses, 49 male horses and 3 female ones. Second group involved 34 riding horses, 13male horses and 21 female ones. Third group involved 6 funeral dragging horses, they all are male horses.
The examined horses in this study were subjected to comprehensive study including history, type of horse (Equestrian, Riding and Funeral dragging), the time of last floating, post treatment care and follow-up.
The prevalent dental affections in equestrian clubs that were found are dental tartar 81.52%, sharp enamel points 42.39%, dental caries 35.86%, periodontal disease 19.57%, rostral hook 16.30%, diastmata (diastasis dentium) 16.30%, incisor tooth fracture 6.52%, parrot mouth 3.26%, bit seat 3.26%, caudal hook 3.26% and canine tooth fracture 1.087%.
Periodical examination is essential in detection and treatment of dental affections; furthermore, using of power float, mouthwashes, curetting of teeth and extraction of teeth gave good results in treatment of these dental affections Neglecting the treatment of dental tartar, sharp enamel points, dental caries, periodontal disease, diastmata, bit seat and caudal hook resulted in some complications as equine colic and ulcer.

Keywords:Retrospective; Equestrian; clubs; Dental and Affections



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Citation: Ahmed S Raslan., et al. “Retrospective Study on Dental Affections in Horses of Equestrian Clubs and their Possible Treatment”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.5 (2020): 15-22.


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