Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2010;50(4):303-310.
Clinical characteristics of oral diseases on stray cats in Gwangju
Bo Young Myung1, Se Eun Kim2, Kyung Mi Shim3, Ji Won Ryu4, Sung Ho Kim2, Changjong Moon2, Chun-Sik Bae2, Seok-Hwa Choi5, Seong Soo Kang2, Hyunjeong Park6
1Gwangju Animal Shelter
2College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University
3Department of Radiology, Nambu University
4Department of Oral medicine, Dental College, Chosun University
5College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University
6College of Veterinary Medicine, Jeju National University
광주지역 길고양이 구강질환의 임상적 특성
명보영1, 김세은2, 심경미3, 유지원4, 김성호2, 문창종2, 배춘식2, 최석화5, 강성수2, 박현정6
2전남대학교 수의학과
3남부대학교 방사선학과
4조선대학교 치과대학 구강내과학
5충북대학교 수의학과
6제주대학교 수의과대학
Demand on specialized feline dentistry has increased over the years, partly due to growing feline population in Korea. Despite the notable increase in the population, not much researches has been conducted on oral disease for stray cats. Thus this research was conducted on 81 adult stray cats from Gwangju in Korea (42 males and 39 females) with average weight of 3.4 kg and also focused on occurrence of periodontal disease (plaque and calculus), feline odontoclastic resorptive lesion (FORL), stomatitis and tooth anomaly. Formation of dental plaque and calculus were abundant on maxilla than mandible, especially distributed much on 4th premolar teeth and 1st molar teeth. After thorough examination of oral cavity, 33 stray cats (40.7%) were found to have oral disease. Eighteen stray cats (22.2%) had tooth fracture which was evident on cuspid and missing teeth were present on 2nd premolar tooth of maxilla and 2nd incisor of mandible amongst 20 stray cats (24.7%). FORL was present on cuspids and 2nd premolar tooth of maxilla among 10 stray cats (12.3%). Stomatitis was involved with FORL, missing tooth, and tooth fracture. Therefore, it was determined that stomatitis, FORL, and periodontal disease were closely associated.
Key Words: feline dentistry, oral disease, stray cat

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