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ABOUT

Frances Harcourt-Brown BVSc FRCVS

Career history

Fellowship thesis: 

Metabolic bone disease as a possible cause of dental disease in pet rabbit

Publications

 

VETERINARY INFORMATION ABOUT DISEASES OF RABBITS

Frances Harcourt-Brown was the original and sole author of the Textbook of Rabbit Medicine. It was a book that took several years to write. Before she retired from veterinary practice in 2016, Frances was also a European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Rabbit Medicine and Surgery who only treated rabbits. In her retirement, she is building on the success of her textbook by concentrating on providing free information about diseases of pet rabbits. By slowly adding articles and illustrations, as well as updating existing ones to this website, it is hoped that the Veterinary Information section will prove to be a valuable resource for vets, veterinary nurses and rabbit owners. 

CLINICAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

Sudden or Unexpected Death Project

The Sudden and Unexpected Death Investigation has concluded. It is hoped that it will be replaced in 2019 with an investigation into peri-operative deaths in rabbits. More details later.

Floppy Rabbit Syndrome

Floppy rabbit syndrome is a neurological condition that leads to tetraparesis. Recovery is possible. The cause of the condition is unclear and a clinical research project is underway to learn more about it and investigate the possibility of a diagnostic blood test. More details can be found here

FIND A RABBIT VET

In response to the problems that rabbit owners sometimes experience in finding a vet to treat their rabbit, a list of owner's recommendations for vets has been compiled. 

SURVEYS

A survey of owners who have lost rabbits to Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) is running until the end of the year.  More details can be found here. 

Website reconstruction

This website is currently undergoing reconstruction. It is anticipated that an updated, improved version will be up in 2019