Veterinary information on the diseases of pet rabbits
Frances retired from practice in 2016. Now, she is concentrating on providing free information about diseases of pet rabbits. By slowly adding articles and illustrations, as well as updating existing ones, it is hoped that the Veterinary Information section of this website will prove to be a valuable resource for vets, veterinary nurses and rabbit owners.
Following the success of courses for vets and owners that were held near Frances's home town of Harrogate in 2015, more courses were arranged for 2016. The first course on Advanced Rabbit Medicine: Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose and Mouth was held in March and proved to be popular and successful. The owners course on Encephalitozoon cuniculi and related disease was also a success despite the complexities of explaining microsporidial life-cycles, immunity and serological testing.
The next vets courses are:
- Advanced Rabbit Medicine:: Diseases of the Thorax and Abdomen
- Rabbit surgery - This is fully booked
The next owners course is on:
Collections of images can be found in the gallery that may be helpful to vets, veterinary nurses and rabbit owners. More images will be added to the gallery as time goes on
In response to the problems that rabbit owners sometimes experience in finding a vet to treat their rabbit, a list of owners recommendations for vets has been compiled. If you are a rabbit owner that would like to add your vet to the list- please email your recommendation. The Vet Finder part of the website also includes a list of vets who attended the Rabbit CPD course in 2015 and 2016 and are happy to accept rabbits as referrals or second opinions.
There is a forum for veterinary delegates to exchange information, images and opinions on rabbit cases. This is only open to vets that have attended Rabbit CPD course.
There is still so much to learn about diseases of rabbits and gathering information is essential. A survey has been set up to find out the owner's perspective of veterinary treatment and advice for their rabbit's dental treatment. There are currently requests for case material from rabbits with myiasis. The Mammal Society is also appealing for material to investigate myxomatosis.