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

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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Viral diseases

Anal or anorectal papilloma

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Bacterial infections

Bacterial enteritis – diarrhea – in 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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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)

Megacolon in spotted/checkered rabbits

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

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

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Metabolic diseases

Diabetes

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

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Liver anomalies

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

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

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Probiotics

Use of probiotics in rabbits

Protective role of Lactobacillus casei in newborn 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

Offspring feeding time (rabbit kits), with video

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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