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Rabbit Diseases

Ear Canker Cause: Ear mites.
Ear Canker Signs and Symptoms: Scabs or a crust starts forming at base of inner ear. Mites cause considerable irritation and rabbit shakes its head and tries to scratch ears with hind feet.
Fur Mites Cause: An infestation of mites that burrow through the skin and cause considerable irritation. Mange mites that affect dogs and cats can infect rabbits.
Fur Mites Signs and Symptoms: There will be some hair loss, scaly skin and intense itching and scratching.
Warbles Cause: The growth of botfly larvae under the skin.
Warbles Signs and Symptoms: Warbles can be observed as enlargements under the skin with a small hole in the center. The condition is painful and the rabbit may lick the area.
Snuffles Cause: A chronic upper respiratory ailment caused by a bacterial infection.
Snuffles Signs and Symptoms: Typical early signs are a nasal discharge, watery eyes, head shaking, sneezing or rattling noise in breathing and a loss of weight. Continual infection may cause rabbits to become sterile.
Abscesses Signs and Symptoms: Enlargements under skin near jaw. Can occur on other parts of the body where there are wounds or scratches.
Weepy Eye Cause: Inflammation of eye lid. Can result from irritation by dust, sprays, fumes, or bacterial infection.
Weepy Eye Signs and Symptoms: Excessive tear formation and fluid runs down cheek. Rabbit rubs eyes with its front feet which further aggravates the condition. Rabbits with “snuffles” frequently have weepy eye”.
Mastitis Cause: A bacterial infection in the mammary gland caused by an injury from nest box, cage or a bite from a nursing young.
Mastitis Symptoms: The mammary gland will become red in color, swollen, tender and dark blue streaks may appear.
Coccidosis Signs and Symptoms: Affects primarily young rabbits. In severe cases, symptoms are diarrhea, loss of flesh, pot belly, loss of appetite, rough coat fur.
Sore Hocks Cause: A bruised or infected area on the undersurface of the hock joint. Related stressors are a dirty hutch, rough surfaces on floor constructed with the wrong size wire grid.
Sore Hocks Signs and Symptoms: Scabs usually appear in the bottom of the rear feet. Pad and toes may become infected. Nervous and heavy rabbits are more susceptible to the sore hock condition.
Vent Disease Signs and Symptoms: Blisters or scabs occur on the sex glands and/or mouth and nose.
Fur Block Cause: Rabbit ingests a large amount of its own hair or another rabbit’s in a short period of time.
Fur Block Signs and Symptoms: Rabbit will sporadically eat small amounts of feed. A firm mass can be palpated in the stomach.
Hutch Burn Cause: Usually associated with wet and dirty hutches. Urine and fecal mater cause the skin become irritated and infected.
Hutch Burn Signs and Symptoms: Usually a brownish crust covers the infected areas and a bleeding exudate may be seen.
Heat Exhaustion Cause: Excessively high temperatures (above 85˚F) and high humidity (above 70%), obesity, poor ventilation, insufficient water and crowding.
Heat Exhaustion Signs and Symptoms: Increased respiration rate (panting), and excessive saliva discharge. Pregnant does and young in the nest box are more susceptible.
Malocclusion Cause: An inherited condition characterized by excessive growth of the front teeth.
Malocclusion Signs and Symptoms: Lower teeth protrude and upper teeth curve into mouth.
Created by: gregorysk94



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