Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus


Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Written and Edited by Jerry Suddeth, DVM Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHV, RHDV) is a very contagious, fatal, reportable foreign animal disease that as of December 2021 has been reported in Kentucky.  This virus infects both domestic and wild rabbits.   RHDV [...]

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus2022-01-11T11:23:38-05:00

Sore Hocks in Rabbits


Sore Hocks in Rabbits Photos and edited by Susan Horton, DVM Sore hocks happen when rabbits are kept on inappropriate footing or substrate, but also when they are in unclean situations.  They should not be kept on wire footing.  This can lead to debridement of [...]

Sore Hocks in Rabbits2020-10-05T16:13:00-05:00

Parasites of Rabbits


Parasites of Rabbits by Dr. Maggie Wood Photos and edited by Susan Horton, DVM Skin parasites (ectoparasites) The common rabbit fur mite is called Cheyletiella.  This mite causes flaking, dryness, and thinning of the fur predominantly on the rabbit’s back. Therefore, it is sometimes referred [...]

Parasites of Rabbits2020-10-05T16:10:24-05:00

Healthy Stool in Rabbits


Healthy Stool in Rabbits ​Photos and edited by Susan Horton, DVMThe key to healthy stools starts with lots of fresh timothy or orchard grass hay.  The more fiber, the better.  If you feed to many carbohydrates,  the cecum may start to function improperly.  This can lead [...]

Healthy Stool in Rabbits2020-10-05T15:41:04-05:00

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Kristin Claricoates, DVM A cardiomyopathy is a descriptive condition where the muscles of the heart is abnormal.  There are four types of cardiomyopathies: “hypertrophic”, “dilated”, “restrictive” and “right ventricular”.  While hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, has typically been recognized by its structure i.e., thickening of the heart muscle, the electrical [...]

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)2020-10-05T15:38:11-05:00

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)


Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) Kristin Claricoates, DVM The normal heart is shown on the left compared to a heart with dilated cardiomyopathy on the right. Note the increased dimensions of the left ventricle. A cardiomyopathy is a descriptive condition where the muscles of the heart is [...]

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)2020-10-05T15:34:37-05:00

Heart Disease in Rabbits


Heart Disease in Rabbits by Dr. Maggie Wood Photos and edited by Susan Horton, DVM Heart disease is a significant health concern, and is most commonly seen in older rabbits.  In the early stages of heart disease, no symptoms may be present, or subtle changes [...]

Heart Disease in Rabbits2020-10-05T15:31:28-05:00

Dental Disease


Dental Disease Photos and edited by Susan Horton, DVMDental disease in rabbits is a very commonly diagnosed problem and is now recognized as the underlying cause of numerous other disorders. For this reason an understanding of dental health and physiology are crucial for veterinarians that treat [...]

Dental Disease2020-10-05T15:29:00-05:00

Pasteurella in Rabbits


Pasteurella in Rabbits Kristin Claricoates, DVM Pasteurella is a gram negative rod bacteria.  It is an opportunistic bacteria when in the body, which means that the bacteria is normal and in certain parts of the rabbit’s body.  If, however, it relocates to another part of the [...]

Pasteurella in Rabbits2020-10-05T15:23:35-05:00


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