Rabbit Disease – Abscesses
An abscess (rabbit disease) is a collection of pus that has built up within the tissue of the body. The Signs and symptoms of abscesses include redness, pain, warmth, and swelling. When pressed the swelling may feel fluid filled.
Disease – Caked Mammary Glands
Caked Mammary Glands results when the milk is not removed sufficiently from the breast. It usually occurs after a high producing doe loses her litter, or when the breasts are sore and the doe refuses to nurse her young. The breasts become congested and hard knots may form on the sides of the nipples. These knots may break open, revealing dried milk.
Disease – Coccidiosis
Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease of the intestinal tract of animals caused by coccidian protozoa. The disease spreads from one animal to another by contact with infected feces or ingestion of infected tissue. Diarrhea, which may become bloody in severe cases, is the primary symptom. Most animals infected with coccidia are asymptomatic, but young or immunocompromised animals may suffer severe symptoms and death.
Disease – Conjunctivitis – “Weepy Eye”
Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the inner and/or outer surface of the eyelid. It is commonly caused by either an allergic condition or a viral infection, and sometimes due to bacterial infection.
Disease – Ear Canker
Ear canker is a condition of the rabbit’s ears caused by the ear mite Psoroptes cuniculi. Psoroptes cuniculi is a common parasite of rabbits and occur worldwide. The mites irritate the lining of the ear which causes oozing serum and thick crusts to accumulate within the ear canal.
Disease – Enteritis: Diarrhea
Enteritis is inflammation of the intestine, especially the small intestine, usually accompanied by diarrhea.
Disease – Eye Infection
Rabbits can get scratches or ulcerations of their cornea from trauma or irritation from hay or bedding. Rabbits can also have eye discharge or squinting associated with an eye infection, trauma, glaucoma or a corneal ulcer.