Rabbit with spine fracture



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Rabbits suffering from weak muscles and poorly mineralized bones and/or bone degeneration are at increased risk of spine fracture when there is an inadequate support of the heavily muscled hindquarters, walking on a slippery floor, or twisting of the lumbosacral junction when frightened or restrained. Fracture is commonly observed at the level of the 7th (L7) lumbar vertebra.


Amy Carpenter


A highly spirited and well-cared disabled rabbit with a broken spine.


Kim Chilson Dr. B. Langhofer

Rabbit with a fractured spine


Many thanks to Dr B. Langhofer (The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic Scottsdale, AZ, USA), Kim Chilson and Amy Carpenter for their permission to use their pictures.





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