Archive for the ‘Animal Dentistry’ Category

Elephant undergoes dental treatment to cure tusk ache

Elephant undergoes dental treatment to cure tusk ache

Dentists in India have successfully repaired an elephant’s tusk in a rare dental procedure. Devidisan, a 27 year old bull elephant, had been suffering from tusk ache for five years. His tusk was cracked and this was contributing to chronic pain. Dentists performed the first operation if its kind and used forty seven tubes of […]


Wolverine set to undergo dental treatment

Wolverine set to undergo dental treatment

Hughie the wolverine is set to undergo dental treatment in Winnipeg. Veterinarians are preparing to carry out root canal treatment on the wolverine after dental staff detected deterioration during treatment for another condition last month. The team at Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg then contacted Dr Colleen O’Morrow from the Birchwood Animal Hospital. Wolverines are […]


Doncaster lions due for a check-up

Doncaster lions due for a check-up

A London dentist with a list of high profile clients has been offered a change of scenery. The lions from Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster are being treated by dentist Dr Peter Kertesz. Dr Kertesz spends most of his time treating patients in London but has previously worked with elephants. The lions were rescued from […]


Dudley Zoo celebrates National Smile Month

Dudley Zoo celebrates National Smile Month

Keepers at Dudley Zoo have been celebrating National Smile Month by carrying out dental check-ups on animals at the zoo. Most of the animals have monthly check-ups and some also undergo regular cleaning treatments. According to Chief Executive, Peter Suddock, said that routine dental checks were an important part of the animals’ care; Mr Suddock […]


PDSA urges owners to take better care of their dog’s teeth

PDSA urges owners to take better care of their dog’s teeth

PDSA, a leading animal protection charity, has urged dog owners to take better care of their pet’s teeth and gums. Many owners are unaware of the need to look after their pet’s teeth and concentrate instead on other areas of their pet’s health; most dog owners are aware of the need to exercise their dogs […]


Utah leopard has root canal

Utah leopard has root canal

Animal dentists have said that a leopard from Utah’s Hogle Zoo will need to have root canal work to fix a damaged tooth. Vladamere, a 6-year-old male Amur leopard, needs to have the high-tech procedure to repair a partially missing cracked tooth. Zoo officials say he will undergo the operation on Saturday 13 February 2010 […]