Tooth damage in captive orcas (Orcinus orca).

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Archives of oral biology, ISSN: 1879-1506, Vol: 84, Page: 151-160

Publication Year:
2017
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28992601
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10.1016/j.archoralbio.2017.09.031
Author(s):
Jett, John; Visser, Ingrid N; Ventre, Jeffrey; Waltz, Jordan; Loch, Carolina
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Elsevier BV
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Medicine; Dentistry; Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
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article description
Tooth damage as a result of oral stereotypies is evident in captive orca, yet little research on the topic exists. This study examines the associations between dental pathology, sex, facility, duration of captivity and other factors in captive orca.