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CONTENTS / Rabbits and their Relatives: Health & Management / Lists of drugs:
LIST OF DRUGS USED FOR TREATMENT OF RABBITS AND THEIR RELATIVES
Rabbits and their Relatives: Health & 
Management

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Species Information
Diseases
Drug Data
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Disease Management
Further Reading

DIRECTORY: Organisations working with Rabbits and their Relatives

Note: many of the drugs listed on this page do not have a licence for use in domestic rabbits, and none have a licence for use in other lagomorph species. In Europe the Prescription Cascade must be followed for the use of pharmaceutical products in animals. In the UK, guidelines regarding the use of drugs are set out in the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' Guide to Professional Conduct 2000: (See: LCofC1 - RCVS Guide to Professional Conduct 2000 - Choice of Medicinal Products).

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Antibiotics & Antifungals

Note: in general, the risk of disrupting the intestinal microflora and producing diarrhoea (and in particular, development of clostridial overgrowth (Clostridial Enteritis and Enterotoxicosis in Rabbits)) is greater if antibiotics are given orally than if they are given parenterally. A few antibiotics (Enrofloxacin, Trimethoprim-Sulphonamide combinations) appear to be safe even when given orally for long periods. (B600.4.w4)
  • The risk of enterotoxaemia may be reduced by: (B600.4.w4)
    • accurate dosing (weigh the rabbit and dose accordingly);
    • giving antibiotics parenterally when possible. 
  • Rabbits on a proper high-fibre diet, with a resultant healthy caecal microflora, may be less prone to disruption of the microflora. (B600.4.w4)
  • Juveniles may be more susceptible to enterotoxaemia when on a high-starch diet than adults. (B600.4.w4)

Some drugs, including ampicillin, inhibit normal caecotrophy. (B600.4.w4)

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Parasiticides

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Vaccines

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Sedatives & Anaesthetics

Euthanasia solutions:

Anxiolytics:

Seizure control:

Antagonists / Reversal agents

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Painkillers (Analgesics) & Anti-inflammatories

Note: NSAIDs inhibit production of endogenous prostaglandins and may thereby inhibit production of caecotrophs. (B600.4.w4)

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Vitamin & Mineral supplements

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Disinfectants & Cleaning Agents

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Miscellaneous & Symptomatics

Gastro-intestinal

Treatment of poisoning

Reproductive

Cardiac:

CNS

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