|Diseases / List of
Physical / Traumatic Diseases / Disease summary
- Fight injuries.
- Sharp objects such as wire, or water drinkers with a jagged edge
- Caustic chemicals.
- Molar tooth spurs or spikes.
- Overgrown incisors.
- Overgrown maxillary incisors can grow into the gum or lips.
- Iatrogenic (during dental treatment).
- Visual examination of the buccal cavity and lips.
- With iatrogenic
trauma, the cause of the trauma is known.
- Haemostasis if required (e.g. if a tooth rasp has damaged a major
blood vessel). (B603.3.w3)
- Pressure with a swab held in artery forceps.
- Direct application of haemostats.
- Bipolar radiosurgery.
- Proprietary haemostatic agents.
- Suturing of a laceration if required.
- For lacerations inside the mouth, good exposure and lighting,
good positioning and magnification are required. (B603.3.w3)
- Analgesia to control pain and reduce the risk of anorexia. (B603.3.w3)
- Systemic antibiotics to avoid infection with severe lacerations. (B603.3.w3)
- Supportive fluids as required. (B603.3.w3)
- Supplementary feeding if the rabbit finds eating difficult. (B603.3.w3)
- Removal of the spikes or spurs on the molars, if these are
|Host taxa groups /species
||Debra Bourne MA
VetMB PhD MRCVS (V.w5)
||Molly Varga BVetMed DZooMed MRCVS