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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.