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Orchitis and Epididymitis in Rabbits

Summary Information
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Disease Agents
Infectious Agent(s)
Non-infectious Agent(s) --
Physical Agent(s)
General Description
Clinical signs
  • General: depression, fever, reduced appetite, weight loss. (B601.9.w9, B602.18.w18, J213.5.w1)
  • Reproductive failure. (B601.9.w9)
  • Preputial discharge may be present. (J213.5.w1)
  • Testes: 
    • May be enlarged. (B602.18.w18)
    • Abscesses may or may not be obvious. (B602.18.w18)
Further Information
  • Infection may be of the testis or the epididimis. (B602.18.w18)
  • Note: fertility of the buck will be reduced. (B602.18.w18)
Diagnosis
  • Clinical signs and history. (B601.9.w9)
Treatment
Transmission
  • By mating, fighting, or haematogenous spread. (J213.5.w1)
Associated Techniques
Host taxa groups /species
Disease Author Debra Bourne MA VetMB PhD MRCVS (V.w5)
Referees Aidan Raftery MVB CertZooMed CBiol MIBiol MRCVS (V.w122)

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