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Inclusion criteria

Certain criteria must be met to qualify for free laboratory investigations:

  • The rabbit must be a pet i.e.not rabbits used for meat, fur, breeding or exhibition. Rabbits in rescue centres qualify.
  • Post-mortem examination and collection of samples must take place within 6 hours of death
  • A specific set of tissues (heart, lung, liver, spleen and kidney)¬†must be collected¬†and submitted although extra tissues can be included too.
  • The samples must go to Abbey Veterinary Services with a form from this website.
  • Informed consent from the owner must have been given
  • The results can be used for research projects.