Guide to skin diseases in rabbits

01 Dec 2019

Benato, L.

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Background: Dermatological conditions are a very common presentation of pet rabbits to the veterinarian. The aetiology varies; problems such as pododermatitis and parasitic and bacterial infections constitute a higher percentage of these cases, while viral infections are considered less common. Stress and pain also play an important role and should be considered during the initial consultation and treatment planning.

Aim of the article: This article provides an overview of skin diseases that may be presented to general veterinary practitioners, helping the practitioner to approach these cases with more confidence.