JVD 2020 #3 Management of Severe Periodontal Disease and Gingival Enlargement in a Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula) Flashcards Preview

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1
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What is the common dwarf mongoose?

A

Helogale parvula
small sub-Saharan African species
Order Carnivora, family Herpestidae
Diet: terrestrial invertebrates (insects, spiders) and small vertebrates

2
Q

What is the dental formula of the common dwarf mongoose?

A

I 3/3, C 1/1, PM 3/3, M 2/2

3132/3132

3
Q

Causes of gingival enlargement (hyperplasia)

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chronic inflam
acute inflam from gingival or perio abscess
some anticonvusants (eg phenytoin)
immunosuppressants (eg cyclosporine)
calcium channel blockers (eg amlodipine)
Breeds of dogs: boxers, collies, Dobermans, Dalmatians, Great Danes

4
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What was the monogoose diagnosed with and how was it ultimately treated?

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chronic periodontitis and gingival hyperplasia. Multiple episodes of gingival resection. Then extraction of teeth associated with the recurrent gingival enlargement.

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