Clinical anatomy, radiography, and computed tomography of the chinchilla skull

Serena Z G Brenner, Michelle Hawkins, Lisa A Tell, William J. Hornof, Charles Plopper, Frank J Verstraete

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Dental disease is one of the most common clinical conditions in pet chinchillas (Chinchilla lanigera); however; there is little published information regarding the normal anatomy of the chinchilla skull.This article addresses the normal dentition and skeletal anatomy of the chinchilla head as well as the diagnostic dental evaluation of chinchillas, including oral examination and appropriate imaging techniques. Diagnostic imaging studies comparing normal and severe dental disease in chinchillas are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)933-942
Number of pages10
JournalCompendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • veterinary(all)


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