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Veterinary textbook related to internal medicine mention dysautomia with the following terms:
· colonic weakness,
· neuromuscular weakness/disease,
In case of traumatic origin:
· bilateral pelvic nerve damage.
If the problem becomes chronic with time, nerve damage may be ruled out and other causes should be looked for, among others:
Diagnosis tools include X-ray, barium test, ultrasound, eventually a neurological examination, serum profile probably will indicate colonic weakness in rabbits, as in other animals. If true megacolon is diagnosed, the rabbit shows a constant (and not chronic) leakage of mucus/watery stuff via the anus and hyponatremia (blood sodium level under average).
For reference blood biochemistry values in rabbits: click here.