What is torticollis?
head tilt, "wry-neck"
What are some causes of torticollis?
mites, head trauma
What are some signs of Pneumonia? Acute septicemia? Subcutaneous abscesses? Genital infections?
Acute septicemia-sudden death
Subcutaneous abscesses- thick yellow to white exudate
Genital infections- vaginal discharge, orchitis (inflammation of testes)
Environmental factors including increased ______ level, temperature changes and drafts, reproduction, _____ and ______ all contribute to development of clinical signs.
ammonia level, older age, poor sanitation
What is the portal of entry for Pasteurellosis?
the nasopharynx then spreads via the blood (hematogenous) lymphatics or through the trachea and/or Eustachian tube
How is Pasteurellosis transmitted?
between rabbits by direct contact, fomites and airborne spread, to offspring during kindling or nursing
T/F You can treat Pasteurellosis with antibiotics and supportive measures, but it is rarely curative and chronic rhinitis is very common.
What takes care of ear mites (canker)- Psoroptes cuniculi?
Ivermectin usually SC but can use topically
T/F A positive serologic titer indicates exposure only, not necessarily active infection and up to 80% of rabbits may have been exposed and test positive (have antibodies to) Encephalitozoonosis.
Encephalitozoon cuniculi may be subclinical or cause neurologic signs such as
torticollis with rolling, ataxia
What is important to know about rabbits when prepping the venipuncture site?
They have delicate skin that may tear if shaved, so pluck hair to visualize vein.
What venipuncture site should be used to rabbits for large volumes? Small volumes?
large-lateral saphenous vein small-cephalic vein
Altering rabbits are important for stopping territorial _____ marking and _____ in both sexes
Pine shavings are cedar wood shavings cause what in small animals?
What are some food to avoid giving to rabbits?
cookies, crackers, grains, cereals, bread
What is this?
Rex-can be mini rex
Polish dwarf rabbits
New Zealand White
Breed? Is this a rabbit or hare?
Belgian Hare, rabbit
Harlequin Rabbits (checkered pattern)
Flemish giant rabbit