Dental disease is one of the commonest reasons for rabbits requiring veterinary attention. The author reviews the causes and treatment of dental problems which may produce a range of clinical signs including anorexia, weight loss, facial swelling, ocular discharge, lack of grooming, caecotroph accumulation and flystrike. But even in rabbits with no apparent clinical signs, a full dental examination should be carried out. As the majority of cases are preventable with a high fibre diet, the importance of client education is emphasised.
European Journal of Companion Animal Practice 17 (1): 55-62.
Abstract reproduced by kind permission of Veterinary Practice magazine.
Publishing Editor: Arlo Guthrie
Clinical Editor: Alasdair Hotston Moore MA VetMB CertSAC CertVR CertSAS FRCVS
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