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    Default Dr. Emerson: Squirrel Dentistry, an Overview

    This is the link to the presentation handout by Dr. Alicia Emerson, who spoke on squirrel dentistry (including malocclusion and odontomae) at our Gathering of Nuts in Orlando FL, Feb 1-12 2012.

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    Default Re: Dr. Emerson: Squirrel Dentistry, an Overview

    Great INFO and photos/x-rays...Seeing- helps to understand the problem

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    Default Re: Dr. Emerson: Squirrel Dentistry, an Overview

    Yes, particularly the link between MBD and ODONTOMAE.
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    Default Re: Dr. Emerson: Squirrel Dentistry, an Overview

    Thanks to Milo's Mom, we've got the link to the VIDEO of Dr Emerson's presentation!

    Dr. Emerson's Presentation:
    Squirrel Dentistry - An Overview


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    Default Re: Dr. Emerson: Squirrel Dentistry, an Overview

    Quote Originally Posted by island rehabber
    Thanks to Milo's Mom, we've got the link to the VIDEO of Dr Emerson's presentation!

    Dr. Emerson's Presentation:
    Squirrel Dentistry - An Overview


    Thank you Milo's Mom!

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    Default Re: Dr. Emerson: Squirrel Dentistry, an Overview

    WOW ! I cant wait to watch this video, everyone !

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    Default Re: Dr. Emerson: Squirrel Dentistry, an Overview

    Awesome info!
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    Default Re: Dr. Emerson: Squirrel Dentistry, an Overview

    Wow, Dr. Emerson's video is absolutely fabulous! Though I already knew much of it, it's helpful to hear everyone's questions...puts things in perspective. What exactly is the Gathering of Nuts? Is this a yearly gathering of rehabbers? Any info would be appreciated. Also, in reference to teeth care, is there a way to assist in keeping a squirrel's teeth the proper length before trimming is needed? For example, is it a good (healthy) idea to keep a pumice stone of some sort in their cage (God knows if they would even use it)? I do know that their own grinding typically keeps the length under control but just wanted to throw the question out there. Thx!

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    Default Re: Dr. Emerson: Squirrel Dentistry, an Overview

    The Gathering of Nuts is our annual party/conference weekend for Squirrel Board members. Rehabbers, non-rehabbers, squirrel lovers, pet squirrel owners (it's legal in Florida), and even some hotel guests who wander in to join the fun are all welcome at the Gatherings. Watch the thread on our plans for 2013....

    http://www.thesquirrelboard.com/foru...ad.php?t=35185

    As for teeth-grinding, I always provide my rehab squirrels with cuttlebones, bone slices, branches and seashells for chewing.
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    Default Re: Dr. Emerson: Squirrel Dentistry, an Overview

    What great advice...thx so much! I'll definitely keep an eye out for the info on the "Gathering of Nuts" conference...sounds like a blast!!!! mjs mjs

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