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New PDF release: Rabbits: Health, Husbandry and Diseases

By Virginia C. G. Richardson

ISBN-10: 0470693789

ISBN-13: 9780470693780

ISBN-10: 063205221X

ISBN-13: 9780632052219

Rabbits are the 3rd most well liked puppy on this planet and the craze to maintain them interior will make the "house rabbit" the puppy of the following century. Rabbit vendors count on and deserve an identical regular of veterinary take care of their rabbits as they obtain for his or her cats and canines. committed totally to the puppy rabbit, this ebook is a pragmatic and concise advisor to future health, husbandry and diseases.

The ebook starts with an summary of rabbit husbandry. dietary specifications and medical exam are coated in chapters 2 and three. next chapters then take a physique method method of describing ailments, their prognosis and remedy. There are separate chapters on behaviour, anaesthesia and surgical procedure, and zoonotic aspects.

This sensible, quick-reference advisor will attract veterinarians, veterinary scholars, veterinary nurses and breeders alike.Content:
Chapter 1 Husbandry (pages 1–6):
Chapter 2 foodstuff (pages 7–18):
Chapter three The scientific exam (pages 19–28):
Chapter four the surface (pages 29–43):
Chapter five The Reproductive method (pages 44–58):
Chapter 6 The Neonatal Rabbit (pages 59–63):
Chapter 7 The Urinary procedure (pages 64–72):
Chapter eight The respiration method (pages 73–80):
Chapter nine The Digestive method (pages 81–107):
Chapter 10 The Musculoskeletal method (pages 108–114):
Chapter eleven teeth (pages 115–120):
Chapter 12 the top and Neck (pages 121–132):
Chapter thirteen Neurological and Neuromuscular issues (pages 133–138):
Chapter 14 vital Viral ailments (pages 139–143):
Chapter 15 Behaviour (pages 144–150):
Chapter sixteen Anaesthesia and surgical procedure (pages 151–157):
Chapter 17 medications and coverings (pages 158–162):
Chapter 18 Zoonotic facets (pages 168–170):

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Rabbits are the 3rd most well liked puppy on this planet and the fad to maintain them interior will make the "house rabbit" the puppy of the following century. Rabbit vendors count on and deserve an identical normal of veterinary take care of their rabbits as they obtain for his or her cats and canine. committed completely to the puppy rabbit, this publication is a pragmatic and concise advisor to overall healthiness, husbandry and illnesses.

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In-contact rabbits should also be treated, and the environment must be The Skin 33 disinfected and sprayed with an acaricide, as the female mites can live off the host for several weeks making reinfestation possible. Fur mite Leporacarus gibbus (formerly Listrophorus gibbus) is another mite commonly found in the fur of rabbits. Its role in the development of dermatitis is uncertain, whether it is a commensal or a pathogen. Unlike Cheyletiella there are no reports of it as a zoonosis. Clinical signs: Alopecia, pruritis and a moist dermatitis.

Skin tearing A connective tissue defect similar to the Ehlers±Danlos syndrome has been reported in rabbits. Perineal skin fold dermatitis This condition occurs mostly in older does. The excess skin in the perineal region causes a flap which becomes soiled with faeces (caecotrophs) and urine, leading to the development of a moist dermatitis. This soiling leads to an increased risk of `fly strike'. Some does will develop anorexia and pyrexia. Treatment: The area can be gently bathed and cleaned daily with a dilute solution of chlorhexidine (Hibiscrub, ICI, UK).

Rabbits that are being barbered may have hair loss around the head and dewlap. In cases where a dominant rabbit is barbering its companions, the rabbits may need to be segregated. Increasing the fibre content of the diet should reduce barbering, as it will reduce boredom, and provide a constant source of material to chew. Similarly, toys can be introduced to reduce boredom. A single rabbit that is self-barbering will benefit from neutering and pairing with a companion. Reducing the light intensity and reducing day length will reduce barbering.

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