34 Multiple tooth and jaw fracture
The dog was a working police dog that had started to hesitate during bite work a few months earlier. During bite work he firstly seemed worried about having to bite and then he would not hold on to the sleeve. He had been taken off training several times due to anxiety and hesitation.
The handler reported that the dog was an obsessive cage biter and was certain that the teeth had been fractured for at least a year, i.e. this was not a new injury, but his bite work had been fine until a few months ago.
Figure 34.2 Photographs and radiographs centring on 203.
Radiographs were taken of 102 (discoloured), 103 (CCF), 104 (CCF), 203 (CCF), 204 (contralateral healthy), 105 (UCF) and 107 (UCF), as well as of the 405 and 308 regions (where the teeth were missing).