Bovine dental fluorosis: histologic and physical characteristics.

  title={Bovine dental fluorosis: histologic and physical characteristics.},
  author={Thomas R. Shearer and D L Kolstad and John W Suttie},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  volume={39 4},
Incisor teeth from 5- to 6-year-old Holstein-Friesian cattle maintained on a ration averaging 40 ppm F annually from 4 months of age were analyzed by a variety of histologic techniques. These techniques included photomicroscopy, microradiography, protein staining, and microhardness testing. The features of fluorotic enamel that were noted were: hypomineralized outer enamel, coronal cementum hyperplasia, disrupted subsurface pigment band, hypoplastic pits, puckered incremental lines, periodic… CONTINUE READING