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Companiona Animal Practice
Acquired feline oral cavity disease Part 2: Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions
  1. Norman Johnston

    Norman Johnston qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1976. After 21 years as a senior partner in small and mixed animal practice, he formed the Scottish Veterinary Dental Partnership, based near Edinburgh, with clinics in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and Elgin. A charter member of both the European Veterinary Dental Society and the British Veterinary Dental Association, he served as president of the BVDA from 1991 to 1995. He was presented with the Simon Award in 1997 by the BSAVA for outstanding contributions to veterinary surgery.


AN earlier article discussed the diagnosis and treatment of two common oral cavity problems in cats, periodontal disease and the chronic lymphoplasmacytic gingivitis stomatitis complex of diseases (In Practice, April 1998, pp 171-179). This article discusses the aetiology, classification and treatment of the so-called feline odontoclastic resorptive lesion (FORL) or 'neck lesion' - a phenomenon that the veterinary world has become increasingly aware of over the past 20 years.

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