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Image D source code Spleen of a rabbit not affected by RHD
This rabbit did not have RHD. The picture shows the small size of an adult rabbit's spleen.
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Image Small intestinal tympany
If the small intestine becomes occluded by a foreign body (often a pellet of compressed fur, yellow arrow), the stomach (white arrow) and small intestine that is proximal to the obstruction (turquoise arrow) become dilated and tympanitic and the intestine that is distal to the obstruction is collapsed and empty.
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Image D source code Pale kidney
Shock readily causes renal vasoconstriction in rabbits that can result in acute renal failure
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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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Image Hepatic lipidosis- ruptured liver
Abdominal haemorrhage was found in this rabbit that died on the way home after examination and treatment for anorexia. During the consultation. the rabbit struggled as the owner was returning it to its carrier. Unfortunately the rabbit escaped and fell from the consulting table. Post-mortem examination showed that abdominal haemorrhage from a ruptured liver was the cause of death. The liver was pale (arrow). Histopathology confirmed the presence of heaptic lipidosis.
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Image Cardiomyopathy
Heart with myocardial fibrosis
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Image Buzzard attack
This juvenile wild rabbit was found after a Common Buzzard was disturbed and flew into a tree that was close by. The body was warm and limp indicating that the rabbit had only just died. There were no visible marks or wounds on the body. After the skin was partially removed, four small tears were found that penetrated either the thorax or abdomen. One of these had caused substantial haemorrhage. These marks were consistent with wounds inflicted by talons. There was more severe damage internally.
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Image SIS package Hepatic lipidosis
This image shows the liver of a rabbit that died with hepatic lipidosis. She died a few hours after admission, despite intravenous fluids and other supportive treatment. She was ataxic and hypothermic with a low blood glucose (4.2 mmol/l) on admission. Her urine was acidic on a dipstick due to ketoacidosis. The rabbit had undergone radical dentistry at another practice 4 days earlier and had not eaten since she was discharged on the day of dentistry.
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Image An enlarged 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 cardinal sign of RHD.
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Image Liver from a normal rabbit
A post mortem examination showing the liver form a normal rabbit. The edges are sharp the surface colour is relatively homogenous but when examined closely the lobules can be seen. It can be difficult to prevent hair form drifting onto the surface of organs during this type of examination.
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