2011, Cilt 27, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 135-138
Incisor malocclusions in a rabbit
Semih Altan, Ebru Goksahin
Department of Surgery, Faculty ofVeterinaiy Medicine, Selcuk University, Campus, Konya, Turkey
Keywords: Malocclusion, rabbit
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Rabbits are the most popular pet animal, but rabbits are generally be fed with inappropriate diet. This may cause especially dental disease because all teeth are consistently growing. Anorexic adult male New Zealand white rabbit was presented to surgery clinic. Oral examination and lateral and dorsoventral radiography were made. Blood cell counts, blood gas and some serum biochemical values were determined. Upper and lower incisor malocclusions were observed. Blood cell counts, blood gas and some serum biochemical parameteres were generally within reference range or values of healthy rabbits except low paced cell volume, haemoglobin and calcium level. As a result, rabbits should be routinely examined for dental diseases by veterinarians.