Endo and ectoparasites in rabbits

There are numerous endo and ectoparasites that can affect domestic rabbits. Many of these may not have a clinical effect on the rabbit and treatment may not therefore be required. However, for those that cause clinical signs it is imperative that early diagnosis and correct treatment is implemented, since any delay in this can have serious consequences for the rabbit's health and welfare, as well as human health, as many are zoonotic.

Claire Speight - A1, C&G cert in Veterinary Nursing of exotic species, Head Veterinary Nurse, Kettering Vets4Pets, 8 Vista Park, Telford Way, Kettering, NN15 5ND.