Apologies if this link has been posted before, but I'm posting it now because I just ran into this article on the web, and I'm finding it and all the pictures at the bottom really interesting.
Article on Malocclusion
Awesome! I have a xerox of this article but the pictures are SO much better in color.
Edit-I actually have a more complete article from another journal, but I believe most of the pictures are the same.
Cool - figure 14 is Willie and figure 15 is Peony being a good sport and model.
The Chin-Sling pictured is the original prototype.
Whoops - I misremembered. Peony was not only a good sport but had diagonal incisors and wore her Chin-Sling as needed to build up the weak side(minor weakness) of her jaw. Once the incisors were straight, she'd have a break.
I sort of thought you might know these patients pinta. :)
They're famous. Peony looks not too happy to be sporting the headgear.
Thanks for the link, Polly.
Yes, newwave_polly, thanks so much for posting it!
Wow, that is very cool! I'm going to point my vet to this article. I'm sure he'll be interested.
That is great. I have already sent the link to my vet dentist and to my vet, and I also saved a copy of the PDF file.
I'm glad you mentioned the pdf file. Makes it even easier to read.
Hey, glad to help. It looks like a good resource.
I believe my pig has this same problem, and will be taking him to the vet again in the next few days, along with some information I have printed from this site. What I'd like to know is where in the UK can I get a Chin-Sling? I presume it is available in the UK, as there is a UK patent. If not, does anyone know a supplier who will deliver to the UK?
He is male and almost 3 years old. Breed unknown - white, but with black skin.
You'll need to talk to pinta. I alerted her to this thread but you can also try contacting her through the mailer.
Impressive. I am so glad there are people who care about this stuff.
JMStranraer----You may want to start a thread in the medical forum about your pig. There is a wealth of information that can be given by people that have had experiences with this problem and may be able to help you to get proper care for your pig and information you need about the chin sling.
You need to order a Chin-Sling from me. Use the mailer and I'll email you the info.
I printed this out and plan to send it to my vet. However, I'm confused by the introduction. Legendre says, "Of the 1700 rodent species, only 5 (springhaas, Patagonian cavy, capybara, chinchilla, guinea pig) have open-rooted systems that result in continuous growth of all teeth."
Then later in the intro, "Rabbits, which are lagomorphs, possess a 2nd set of maxillary incisors, and all their teeth continue to grow throughout their lives."
Isn't a lagomorph a type of rodent? And if so, would that make it 6 rodent species?
No, langomorph is a seperate animal family consisting exclusively of rabbits due to the presence of their peg-teeth incisor structure.
Hi Guys - my 3 year old guinea Chester recently had all of his teeth trimmed under anesthesia but the results were poor. His teeth have grown out of control again but we can't afford to take him in every 2 weeks for the $800 USD job.
I've constructed a modified Chin Sling from available material - one question - if he already has the slobbers will this work and two how snug should this fit?
You'll need to email Pinta through the mailer for information on chinslings and also make a medical thread.