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Dental Diseases

Ensuring good dental condition is essential to ensuring good body condition and weight gain in adult sheep.

Premature loss of incisor teeth can be a major problem and may require culling because affected sheep are unable to bite off short or rough pasture leading to malnutrition, poor production and weight loss.

Overgrown, worn and absent molar teeth cause problems with chewing and will also cause weight loss.

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