Choroby skóry i pasożyty skórne

Kim Chilson



Diagnostyka różnicowa chorób skóry

Varying shedding patterns among rabbits

Hair loss (alopecia) in rabbits

Shedding from the ears, by Tal Saarony

Chronic wetness of the chin or dewlap in rabbits: non-dental causes, by Arie van Praag and Esther van Praag


Viral diseases

Viruses of the wild and domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), presentation by Esther van Praag, Ph.D. (PDF)

Papilloma or warts

Formation of cauliflower-like growths on the skin and mucous membrane of rabbits, by Patrick Jacquaz, Tiffany Adams, Marjorie Panchaud, Arie van Praag, Julie Smith and Esther van Praag



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

Herpes spp virus in rabbits

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

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


Bacterial diseases

Chronic wetness of the chin or dewlap in rabbits: non-dental causes, by Arie van Praag and Esther van Praag

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

Paws are good indicators of the rabbit's health (2) - Pseudomonas aeruginosa, by Esther van Praag, Ph.D.

Schmorl’s disease or skin necrosis due to Fusobacterium necrophorum

Tularemia in rabbits


Fungal diseases

Fungal dermatitis or superficial mycosis

Paws, good indicator of the rabbit's health (fungal dermatitis), by Esther van Praag, Ph.D.

Disseminated histoplasmosis (Histoplasma capsulatum) in a pet rabbit: case report and review of the literature, by João Brandão, Samantha Woods, Natalie Fowlkes, Mary Leissinger, Robert Blair, Cherie Pucheu-Haston, James Johnson, Christina Elster Phillips, Thomas Tully


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


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


Hormonal disorders

Case report: bilateral symmetrical alopecia in a rabbit

Bilateral symmetrical alopecia is sporadically observed in male and female rabbits, by Janet Geren, Kim Chilson and Esther van Praag


Metabolic disorder

Case report: Mitsie, a rabbit suffering from cutaneous calcinosis circumscripta and chronic renal failure, by Katka Pruskova and Esther van Praag


Behavioral disease

Self-mutilating behavior in rabbits

Self-injurious behavior in rabbits and does, by Esther van Praag, Ph.D.



Sore hocks (pododermatitis) in rabbits

Pododermatiis in rabbits, a difficult problem, by Esther van Praag, Ph.D.

Ear-tags and leg-rings


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


Skin structural anomaly

Low hanging or pendulous testis caused by collagen dysplasia in some non-neutered male rabbits ?, by Esther van Praag, Ph.D.



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


Chemical burning of skin

Ear pinnae of a lop rabbit show skin burns, phlebitis and necrosis after daily cleaning with chlorhexidine, by Esther van Praag, Ph.D.



Bandaging a rabbit hind-foot

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