PET VET: Tiger teeth - treating big cats - WVTM-TV Birmingham, AL

PET VET: Tiger teeth - treating big cats

PET VET: Tiger teeth - treating big cats

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Dr. Bert Gaddis visited our Midday News to talk about his recent encounter with a Bengal tiger.  He is a Veterinary Dental Specialist and had the opportunity to perform a root canal on the big cat at a rescue facility. 

On this mission Dr. Gaddis treated six tigers, three lions and a leopard. They had broken teeth that needed either root canal therapy or extraction.

An anesthesia team from the veterinary school at University of Illinois handled the anesthesia on all of these big cats.

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