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Image Spleen in a rabbit with RHD2
The spleen must be found during a post-mortem examination. Lifting the stomach and reflecting it dorsolaterally the spleen can be found, attached to the stomach by the lesser omentum. In this case it is at least double the size it should be. This is a sign of RHD.
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Image Gross pathology (1)
This half grown female wild rabbit was found having died suddenly. There were no signs of external injury. Post-mortem examination revealed a full gastrointestinal tract - the rabbit had been eating up until an hour or two before death. The liver was enlarged and mottled, the lungs contained several haemorrhages.
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Image JPEG image Normal spleen
The rabbit spleen is a small organ measuring 3-4cm.
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Image Troff document Thymus and spleen of immature rabbit
This juvenile wild rabbit was killed by a buzzard. It was in good bodily condition. There were claw injuries to the chest and abdomen. The duodenum was torn. Post-mortem examination also shows the normal position and size of the spleen in an immature rabbit. It also shows the size of the thymus before regression. Although, the thymus is reputed to persist into adulthood in rabbits, it is much more prominent in young animals.
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