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Pus from a retrobulbar abscess

This image shows the left upper arcade of cheek teeth in the mouth of a rabbit with a retrobulbar abscess affecting the left eye. When the picture was taken, pressure was applied to the globe, which pushed pus out of the abscess into the mouth alongside the infected tooth. Applying pressure to the globe at the same time as examining the oral cavity is helpful in the investigation of retrobulbar abscesses. The site that the pus is coming from helps to identify where the infection originates, and which teeth are affected. In this rabbit, there is also a spur on a lower cheek tooth that was damaging the tongue. The crowns of the lower cheek teeth are not long, but they are very curved, which has led to the development of a spur.
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