Flashcards in Rabbits Deck (44):
What is a rabbits dental formula?
2(I2/1 c0/0 p3/2 m3/3)
Do rabbits teeth continually grow?
How much body surface do rabbits ears make up?
What part of a rabbit is highly vascular?
Are rabbits omnivore, herbivores, or carnivores?
Describe the male reproductive anatomy 3
Crainial to penis
Open inguinal rings
Describe the female reproductive system 4
No uterine body
What do rabbits excrete in their urine?
Calcium carbonate crystals
What do rabbits use to mark their territory?
Chin, inguinal, and anal glands
What is a rabbits behavior?
What are the five things rabbits require in their diet?
Protien, carbs, vitamins and minerals, insoluble fiber
Why do rabbits need insoluble fiber in their diets? 3
Prevents diarrhea, obesity, and hair ball formation
What is the recommended pet diet?
1/4 cup rabbit pellets/5lbs of body weight
Grass hay free fed
Small amount of fresh vegies
What teeth are most often involved with malocclusion?
What are two things that most often cause malocclusion?
Genetics and trauma
What are the clinical signs of disease caused by trauma to soft tissues?
Salivation, dysphagia, anorexia, wt. loss
What is gastric stasis syndrome?
Decreased GI motility leading to dis tension of stomach with ingesta
What is gastric stasis syndrome associated with?
Inadequate dietary fiber and stress
What are the 3 clinical signs of gastric stasis syndrome?
Anorexia, dough like mass in abdomen, decreased fecal pellets
What are the four ways of treatment for gastric stasis syndrome?
Fluids, analgesic administration, GI pro kinetics, antibiotics
What bacteria can cause diarrhea in young rabbits less than 6 month sold?
Eimeria spp. Coccidia
What are four predisposing factors that can cause bacterial diarrhea?
Fiber content is to low
Sudden dietary change
Antibiotics that attach G(+)
What are two treatments for diarrhea?
Fluid administration and antibiotic (metronidazole)
What is snuffles/pasteurellosis?
Respiratory tract infection
What causes pasteurellosis?
How is pasteurellosis transmitted?
Aerosol, direct contact, fomites
Was is pasteurellosis multicoda?
Pathogenic bacteria that causes pasteurillosis
When does pasteurellosis normally occur?
In stressed rabbits
What are 8 symptoms of pasteurellosis?
Nasal and ocular discharge, snuffling, sneezing, matted fur on face and pads, head tilt, pneumonia, abscess
How is pasteurellosis treated?
What is torticollis or wryneck?
What are two types of mites?
Psoroptes cuniculi and cheyletiella parasitovarax
What does psoroptes cuniculi cause?
Inflammation and crusting of the external ear canal
What will a rabbit do with psoroptes cuniculi do?
Shake it's head and scratch at its ears
How would you treat psoroptes cuniculi ? 3
Topical insecticidal suspension, spot on selamectin, and ivermectin SQ
What does cheyletiella parasitovorax cause? 2
Excessive skin flaking, clumps of hair loss from rump area and dorsal body trunk
How do you diagnose cheyletiella parasitovorax?
How do you treat cheyletiella parasitovorax? 3
Treat w/ topical insecticides, spot on selamectin, and ivermectin SQ.
What temp and humidity does it need to be for a rabbit to overheat?
What are four factors that can cause heat stroke?
Ex poseur to direct sunlight, poor ventilation, no access to water, obese/heavily furred rabbit.
What are 3 clinical signs of heat stroke?
Enlarged blood vessels in the ear, panting, >105F
What will happen to a rabbit with a 105F? 3
Prostration, cyanosis, death
How do you treat heat stroke?
Sprawling with water, dip in lukewarm bath, wrap in dampened cloth