Disorders of the gastro-intestinal system in rabbits

Kim Chilson     

Important to ALL rabbit owners

Monitoring the weight of a rabbit, by Dr Amir Maurer

Bunny 201, a course covering digestive disorders and first help for the affected rabbit, by Marlene Larkin and the Georgia House Rabbit Society.

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Differential diagnosis

Normal and abnormal fecal and cecal productions of rabbits in picture

Ileus (intestinal blocage) in rabbits

Differential diagnosis for megacolon in rabbits

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Biology of the digestive tract

Rabbit Gastro-Intestinal Physiology, by R. Rees Davies and J. A. E. Rees Davies

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Newborn and young rabbits

Weaning diarhea in young rabbits

Offspring feeding time (rabbit kits)

Protective role of Lactobacillus caseiin newborn rabbits

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Viral diseases

Anal or anorectal papilloma

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Bacterial infections

Bacterial enteritis and diarrhea in weaned and adult rabbits

Use of GI stimulating drugs in rabbits suffering from diarrhea ? 

Be cautious, rabbit pseudotuberculosis is transferable to humans, by Michel Gruaz

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Protozoal infections

Hepatic and intestinal coccidiosis

Coccidiosis: impression smear of liver tissue from a rabbit, by R. K. Al-Rukibat et al.

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Parasitic roundworms

Parasitic worms: Generalities - Nematode worms

Dermatoxys veligera

Graphidium strigosum

Passalurus ambiguus or rabbit pinworms

Nematodirus leporis

Obeliscoides cuniculi

Trichostrongylus sp.

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Parasitic flatworms (tapeworms)

Tapeworm: rabbit as an intermediate host

Tapeworm: rabbit as a definitive host

Cysticercosis and hydatid echinococcosis, dangerous parasitic larval forms in rabbits, by Esther Van Praag

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Congenital disorder

Megacolon in spotted/checkered rabbits

Megacolon, by D. Bödeker, O. Türk, E. Lovén, D. Wieberneit and W. Wegner

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Metabolic diseases

Diabetes

Case report: Five year old rabbit that suffers from chronic hypoalbuminemia and hyperglycemia, by Valerie Nagy and Esther van Praag

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Mechanicaldisease

Carmela, acute bloat in a 3 years old rabbit, by R. Ihlenfeldt and B. Schweitz (with radiographs)

Acute onset of bloat can affect any rabbit (with radiographs)

Ileus in domestic rabbits, by D. Krempels, M. Cotter and G. Stanzione.

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Liver and gallbladder anomalies

The liver, a delicate organ in rabbits, by Michel Gruaz and Esther van Praag

Double or duplicate gallbladder in a harlequin breed rabbit, by Michel Gruaz

Case report: hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) in a rabbit

“Head-down syndrome” in a rabbit - possible causes

“Head-down syndrome” or “Twilight's syndrome" Was it hepatic encephalothy ?, by Suzanne Trayhan

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Probiotics

Use of probiotics in rabbits

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Vitamin deficiencies

Vitamin A, mysterious and often neglected, Philippe Ginfray, Esther Van Praag

Vitamin D deficiency in rabbits, Esther Van Praag

Drug induced folic acid (vit B9) deficiency in a hydrocephalus mini lop rabbit, Esther van Praag       

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Food related issues

Vegetables, video by Debbie Hanson, with the collaboration of Barbara Schmeitz and the rabbit Pixel.

 

Feeding the house rabbit 1: Hay, by Camilla Bergstrøm

Feeding the house rabbit 2: Vegetable, by Camilla Bergstrøm

Feeding the house rabbit 3: Herbs, by Camilla Bergstrøm

Feeding the house rabbit 4: Fruit and Berries, by Camilla Bergstrøm

Feeding the house rabbit 5: Flowers, by Camilla Bergstrøm

Feeding the house rabbit 6: Twigs and Branches, by Camilla Bergstrøm

Feeding the house rabbit 7: Pellets, by Camilla Bergstrøm

Feeding the house rabbit, by Camilla Bergstrøm (in pfd form)

Toxic plants, by Camilla Bergstrøm (in pfd form)

Can rabbits eat yogurt or dairy products ?

Can rabbits eat onion of garlic ?

Thanks to Kim Chilson, for her lovely illustrations

 

 

  

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