Kim Chilson

Bone and skeletal disorders





For radiographs of the skull, spine, hip and limb region, see: Radiography and ultrasound of rabbits

Lack of exercise

Muscular and skeletal degeneration in rabbits that lack exercise


Bone deformities

Deformed X and O limbs in rabbits

Deformation of anterior limbs in rabbits, by Esther van Praag, Ph.D.

Lordosis, scoliosis or kyphosis spine deformations are observed in rabbits too

Deformities of the spine are also observed in rabbits, by Kim Chilson, Cécile Gruhier, Michel Gruaz, Esther van Praag

Fuzzy's Dislocated Hips, by Eloise Jory


Limb fracture

Limb fracture and pinning of the broken bone

Case report: 8 week old Wyatt suffering from a broken knee

Case report: broken femur head in a young rabbit. Can amputation be avoided ?, by Sorelle Saidman

Rabbit with broken calcaneal tuber (pelvic limb) and possible bacterial joint infection, radiography and explanation, by Debbie Hanson. In collaboration with Dr. Dan Jordan and the rabbit Parker.

Pelvic limb with broken calcaneal tuber, bacterial joint infection and demonstration of needle aspiration biopsy and cytology, by Debbie Hanson. In collaboration with Dr. Dan Jordan and the rabbit Parker.


Nail, bone and joint disorders

Deformed claws in a rabbit, after traumatic fractures, by Esther van Praag, Ph.D.

Arthritis, use of glucosamine/chondroitin and side-effects of gabapentin in rabbits

ALERT: administration of gabapentin in the treatment of arthritis leads to serious side-effects in rabbits !!! , by Esther van Praag, Ph.D

Osteophytes, bone spurs, bone outgrowth

Bacterial septic arthritis in the tarsal joint bones of two rabbits, by Amin Azadian, Debbie Hanson and Esther van Praag      


Congenital and heredirary bone anomalies

Fused vertebra in the tail of a Flemish giant rabbit

Unilateral agenesis of the fibula and tibia and bilateral congenital apodia in a Rex rabbit, by Janet E Geren and Esther Van Praag, Ph.D.

Rabbits with genetic splay-leg

Seabert or the story of a very special newborn (with permission of


Bone cancer

Probable periosteal osteosarcoma in a rabbit, by Esther van Praag, Ph.D.