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Table 12 The number and percentage of working farm dogs that were recorded to have clinical abnormalities related to the teeth. Types of abnormalities are shown stratified by location in the mouth as well as combined. Data were collected from 641 working farm dogs that were enrolled in TeamMate. Types of clinical abnormalities that were recorded in fewer than 10 dogs are combined and listed as ‘Other’. Note that dogs could be recorded to have more than one tooth abnormality

From: TeamMate: a longitudinal study of New Zealand working farm dogs. I. Methods, population characteristics and health on enrolment

Type of abnormal findingFront teethBack teethGeneralAll locations
nnnn% (95% CI)
Tooth fracture(s)8413710416 (13–19)
Tooth wear558178012 (10–15)
Tooth / teeth missing3624427 (5–8)
Tartar2321264 (3–6)
Malocclusion1117183 (2–4)
Tooth discolouration911112 (1–3)
Other840122 (1–3)