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    a normal part of moulting after which the coat can look sparse but it will grow back again Moulting usually occurs seasonally after the winter has ended and the thicker coat that has grown is not needed for protection against the cold There are many diseases that can lead to excessive hair loss including the following Nest building rabbits will pull out hair to add to other materials in the

    Original URL path: http://www.provet.co.uk/Petfacts/healthtips/alopeciarabbits.htm (2016-02-08)
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    get professional advice from your veterinarian Rabbits need to eat food every day When they stop eating called anorexia there can be a variety of underlying reasons some of which are much more serious than others Possible causes include A poor low fibre diet Dental problems tooth overgrowth or misalignment occlusion of teeth Gastrointestinal disorders enteritis obstruction parasites Liver disease especially fatty liver in obese rabbits Kidney disease Urogenital diseases

    Original URL path: http://www.provet.co.uk/Petfacts/healthtips/anorexiarabbits.htm (2016-02-08)
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    inflammation itis of the breast or mammary gland Mastitis usually occurs in rabbits that are lactating The signs are Firm swelling of one or more breasts which can take on a blue appearance The breasts feel hot There may be abscess formation within the breast There may be a foul smelling discharge from the breast There may be a blood stained discharge from the breast The rabbit may have a poor appetite High body temperature over 104 o F The young may die In severe cases the mother may develop septicemia infection in the bloodstream and die The disease most often occurs in rabbits kept in an unclean environment and the bacteria that are usually involved include Staphylococcus spp Streptococcus spp Pasteurella spp The infection is thought to gain access to the breast up the duct in the teat which carries milk from the gland Damage to the teat during suckling by the newborn may play a role as well as contamination from the environment It is a good idea to remove old bedding from rabbit hutches and clean them well with disinfectants before a doe is due to give birth During lactation cleaning the does teats regularly with water

    Original URL path: http://www.provet.co.uk/Petfacts/healthtips/rabbitmastitis.htm (2016-02-08)
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  • PROVET HEALTHCARE INFORMATION - Rabbits - Motility in Anaesthesia
    food and bacteria resulting in a change in the normal gut flora population and lead to gastrointestinal problems Prolonged general anaesthesia can lead to reduced motility and even ileus so efforts should be made to ensure motility is returned to normal as soon as possible Dr Stephen Euler in Veterinary Forum April 1999 recommended the post operative administration of cisapride at the dose rate 0 5 1 mg kg body

    Original URL path: http://www.provet.co.uk/health/diseases/rabbitmotility.htm (2016-02-08)
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    most appropriate for your pet Snuffles is a general term for respiratory diseases in rabbits which may cause discharges from the eyes discharges from the nose sneezing noisy breathing coughing and difficulty breathing Some of these signs are very similar to those that humans develop with common infections such as colds and flu and this is one of the reasons why owners sometimes do not seek veterinary attention early in the course of these diseases because they presume that it is a mild disease and the rabbit will get over it very quickly Unfortunately what appears to be a mild eye infection like conjunctivitis at first can pretty soon develop into a serious often fatal respiratory tract infection with pneumonia The main infectious agents that may be involved are Pasteurella Staphylococcus and Bordatella Rabbits have retained an instinctive behaviour to hide the fact that they are ill so once you notice any signs at all the disease is usually very advanced As soon as you notice any signs of illness isolate the affected rabbit from any others that you might have An affected rabbit can deteriorate very quickly so take it to your veterinarian so that an accurate diagnosis can

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    The following medicines are licensed in the UK for the treatment of parasites in rabbits November 2013 Few veterinary medicinal products for the treatment of endoparasites and ectoparasites currently have UK product licenses for the treatment of rabbits The following is licensed Imidacloprid Advantage spot on Bayer For rabbits with flea infestation Prevents reinfestation for up to ONE week Kills fleas in 24 hours The following have been recommended Ivermectin

    Original URL path: http://www.provet.co.uk/health/diseases/rabbitparasites.htm (2016-02-08)
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    causes a scaly crusting otitis externa and affected rabbits shake their heads and scratch and flick their ears Lesions occasionally spread to other parts of the head and body and in severe cases secondary bacterial infection can complicate the clinical picture The mite is transmitted by direct contact from other rabbits and indirectly through environmental contamination Treatment involves Environment clean well high dry temperatures eg 104 0 F are best

    Original URL path: http://www.provet.co.uk/health/diseases/rabbitpsoroptes.htm (2016-02-08)
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  • PROVET HEALTHCARE INFORMATION - Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) of Rabbits
    a very serious infectious disease of rabbits which can be prevented by vaccination Viral Haemorrhagic Disease VHD of rabbits is a serious disease caused by a calicivirus The incubation period following infection is only 1 3 days and unfortunately the outcome is often fatal Clinical signs include Sudden death with no other signs within a few days of becoming infected OR death after 2 3 weeks Inappetance Depression Collapse Difficulty

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