Iowa State University Veterinarian

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In the winter issue of The Veterinary Student (Vol. IX, No.2) a clinical case of non-productive alveolar periostitis was described involving the fourth, upper cheek tooth of a 3-year-old horse. The writer of that case report emphasized the fact that the symptoms produced by such a pathological process vary considerably in each individual case. The following case report is presented to further emphasize this fact and to illustrate the steps that may be taken in order to attempt to alleviate such a pathological condition in a highly valuable animal.