Skin diseases

Kim Chilson

 

Generalities........................

Differential diagnosis for rabbit skin diseases

Varying shedding patterns among rabbits

Hair loss (alopecia) in rabbits

Shedding from the ears, by Tal Saarony

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Viral diseases

Do horned rabbits really exist ? Papillomatosis (warts)

Fibroma

Myxomatosis

Sparsky and Brownie: nodular type of myxomatosis in 2 vaccinated rabbits, by Janet Lacey

Herpes sp viruses in rabbits

Herpes simplex encephalitis in rabbits, by P. Grest et al. (PDF)

Naturally occurring Herpes Simplex encephalitis in a domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), by H. Weissenböck et al. (PDF)

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Bacterial diseases

Skin abscess in rabbits

Abscess management in rabbit, an illustrated guide, by C. Macey

Staphylococcosis affecting young rabbits, by M. Gruaz

Treponematosis - rabbit syphilis

Case report: atypical treponematosis - rabbit syphilis in a rabbit, by T. Saarony

Pseudomonas aeruginosa or green fur syndrome

Schmorl’s disease or skin necrosis due to Fusobacterium necrophorum

Tularemia in rabbits

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Fungal diseases

Fungal dermatitis or superficial mycosis

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Arachnid skin parasites

Ear mite: Psoroptes cuniculi

Fur mites: Cheyletiella parasitovorax  and Listrophorus gibbus

Less Common Fur Mites: Trombicula autumnalis and Dermanyssus gallinae

Burrowing mites: Sarcoptes scabiei  and Notoedres cati

Ticks in rabbits

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Insect skin parasites

Fleas and rabbits

Myiasis (fly-strike) in rabbits

Flystrike – don’t get caught out, by the UK Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund

Myiasis by botfly (Cuterebra sp.) in rabbits

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Hormonal disorders

Case report: bilateral symmetrical alopecia in a rabbit

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Behavioral disease

Self-mutilating behavior in rabbits

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“Mechanical” diseases

Sore hocks (pododermatitis) in rabbits

Ear-tags and leg-rings

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Auto-immune diseases

Sebaceous adenitis or inflammation of the sebaceous glands

Sebaceous Adenitis possibly related to a thymoma in a rabbit, by Lara Walker

Successful treatment of sebaceous adenitis in a rabbit with cyclosporine and triglycerides, by Annette Jassies-van der Lee, Yvonne van Zeeland, Marja Kik and Nico Schoemaker

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Cancer

Case report: did Freddy rabbit suffer from skin lymphoma ? by Celine Fischer

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Treatment

Bandaging a rabbit hind-foot

Abscess management in rabbit, an illustrated guide, by C. Macey

 

A big thanks to Kim Chilson for the lovely illustration.

 

 

 

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