Screening for periodontal disease in research dogs - a methodology study

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BACKGROUND It has been shown that the prevalence of both clinical attachment loss (CAL) ≥1 mm and pocket probing depth (PPD) ≥4 mm is relatively high even in younger dogs, but also that only a minority of the dogs have such clinical signs of periodontal disease (PD) in more than a few teeth. Hence, a minority of dogs carry the major PD burden. These… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s13028-014-0077-8

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