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Companion animal practice
Gastrointestinal disease in rabbits 2. Intestinal diseases


Intestinal diseases in rabbits can develop as a result of many causes. Dietrelated problems are a common aetiology of intestinal disorders but infectious (bacterial, viral, parasitic), idiopathic and neoplastic diseases are also seen with relative frequency. This article describes the diagnosis and approach to treatment of intestinal diseases in rabbits. An article in the February issue of In Practice (volume 34, pages 90–96) considered gastric diseases in this species.

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