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Giant Rabbits

Giant breeds of rabbits are generally classed as rabbits that weigh over 5kg’s. It’s important to note that this is the breed size and not the weight of the rabbit. Meaning, if you have a small breed of rabbit that...

Nodular Myxomatosis in Rabbits

Nodular Myxomatosis is an atypical form of Myxomatosis. It mainly affects the skin of the rabbit and can vary from mild symptoms such as minor skin lesions to more severe symptoms resembling classic Myxomatosis. Several benign tumours can form in...
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Heat stroke in rabbits

During the summer months’ higher temperatures can lead to fatal conditions such as heat stroke in rabbits. It’s really important to be able to spot the signs of heat stroke for early intervention. As well as being aware of how...

Deafness in Rabbits

Deaf domestic rabbits can lead healthy and happy lives just like any other rabbit. Most domestic rabbits will adapt well to deafness, this is particularly true to those rabbits that have been deaf since birth. However, it’s important to remember...
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Splay Leg in Rabbits

Splay leg is a general term used to describe any condition that prevents a rabbit from standing. Its most commonly associated with rabbits who have an inherited congenital disorder which results in the rabbit’s limb splaying away from the body, due...
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Coccidiosis in Rabbits

Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease that not only affects rabbits but also other domestic and farm animals. There are eight different variants of the coccidiosis parasite that affect rabbits, these are; E flavescens, E intestinalis, E irresidua, E media, Eimeria...
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Rabbit Breeds: Netherland Dwarf

Origins The Netherland Dwarf was first bred in the early 20th Century in the Netherlands by breeding small Polish rabbits with smaller wild rabbits. Over several generations this resulted in very small domestic rabbits, known as the Netherland Dwarf.
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Fleas and Rabbits

As with any animal, fleas can pose a problem to our domestic rabbits. It’s really important to be able to identify and treat any flea infestations in order to prevent any secondary infections or skin conditions. Equally importantly is the...
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Pruritus in Rabbits

Rabbits are naturally very clean animals and will spend a lot of time cleaning themselves and their partners. However, there is a condition known as Pruritus, which results in severe licking, scratching, rubbing, itching or chewing, often leading to inflamed...
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Rabbit Breeds: Himalayan

Origins: The Himalayan was one of the first breeds, they date back so far that a country of origin can’t be determined. It is unlikely that the Himalayan rabbit is in fact from the Himalayas. The first type was the...