Measurement of dietary and dentifrice effects upon calculus accumulation rates in the domestic ferret.

@article{Harper1990MeasurementOD,
  title={Measurement of dietary and dentifrice effects upon calculus accumulation rates in the domestic ferret.},
  author={D. Scott Harper and P. H. Mann and St{\'e}phane R{\'e}gnier},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={1990},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={447-50}
}
Most animal models for the study of calculus accumulation and control currently use rodents or dogs. In an effort to overcome limitations inherent in the use of these species, we investigated calculus formation in domestic ferrets, a species used by King et al. in the 1940's and 1950's. Ferrets are much smaller than dogs, and, unlike rodents, can be scored… CONTINUE READING