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Dental wear in horses in relation to the microhardness of enamel and dentine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10371014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The microhardness of enamel, primary dentine and secondary dentine was determined in the incisor teeth of 39 horses of three different breeds, trotter horses, Belgian draft horses and Arab horses. Using a microhardness tester fitted with a Knoop diamond indenter, the overall Knoop Hardness Number was determined for each tissue, and the influence of breed and age on the hardness were evaluated. Enamel and secondary dentine were significantly harder in Arab horses than in trotters and Belgian draft horses, but there were no significant differences between draft horses and trotter horses in the hardness of their enamel and dentine.
S Muylle; P Simoens; R Verbeeck; M T Ysebaert; H Lauwers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary record     Volume:  144     ISSN:  0042-4900     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Rec.     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-27     Completed Date:  1999-07-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0031164     Medline TA:  Vet Rec     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  558-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Morphology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UG, Merelbeke, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Dental Enamel / physiology*
Dentin / physiology*
Dentistry / veterinary*
Horses / physiology*
Tooth Attrition / physiopathology,  veterinary*
Veterinary Medicine*

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