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The aim of this retrospective study of 330 rabbits (164 males, 166 females) was to determine different vertebral formulas and prevalence of congenital vertebral anomalies in rabbits from radiographs of the cervical (C), thoracic (Th), lumbar (L) and sacral (S) segments of the vertebral column. The...

Author(s)
Proks, P.; Stehlik, L.; Nyvltova, I.; Necas, A.; Vignoli, M.; Jekl, V.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2018, 236, pp 80-88
Abstract

Two 4-month-old domestic rabbit littermates were presented for evaluation of suspected swimmer puppy syndrome. Further diagnostics revealed the presence of pectus excavatum and congenital cardiac anomalies. Both rabbits were treated with hobbles, progressively improving ambulation. This is the...

Author(s)
Mann, N.; MacLean, J.; Simone-Freilicher, E.; Staudenmaier, A.; Lindholm, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2019, 29, pp 212-216
Abstract

Megacolon is a hereditary disease of rabbits with spotted phenotype related to hypomotility and dilatation of cecum and colon with formation of abnormally large feces. This article describes the clinical case of cecum hypomotility in the rabbit, which has been presented with signs of abdominal...

Author(s)
Jekl, V.; Hauptman, K.
Publisher
Profi Press, s.r.o., Praha 2, Czech Republic
Citation
Veterinářství, 2019, 69, 5, pp 284-290
Abstract

Tooth alterations of 281 rabbits from 10 different breeds were evaluated, starting at the age of three weeks until they were fully grown. All rabbits were kept in an outdoor facility, fed with a pelleted diet and had free access to water and hay. The most common finding in 3182 clinical...

Author(s)
Korn, A. K.; Brandt, H. R.; Erhardt, G.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2016, 178, 14, pp 341
Abstract

In this study we determined the causes of mortality and disease in a total of 325 lagomorphs (rabbits and hares) in northern Spain between 2000 and 2018. Risk factors such as the species, age, sex, time of year and origin were also considered. Clinical signs, gross and histopathological findings...

Author(s)
Espinosa, J.; Ferreras, M. C.; Benavides, J.; Cuesta, N.; Pérez, C.; García Iglesias, M. J.; García Marín, J. F.; Pérez, V.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2020, 10, 1, pp 158
Abstract

Although rabbits are commonly used as laboratory models for human glaucoma, management of this disease in pet rabbits has received little attention in the current literature. Spontaneous congenital glaucoma was initially described in New Zealand Whites as an autosomal recessive trait manifesting...

Author(s)
Yuschenkoff, D.; Graham, J.; Pumphrey, S. A.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2020, 34, pp 67-71
Abstract

Background: Accumulation of detrimental mutations in small populations leads to inbreeding depression of fitness traits and a higher frequency of genetic defects, thus increasing risk of extinction. Our objective was to quantify the magnitude of inbreeding depression for survival at birth, in a...

Author(s)
Curik, I.; Kövér, G.; Farkas, J.; Szendrő, Z.; Romvári, R.; Sölkner, J.; Nagy, I.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Genetics, Selection, Evolution, 2020, 52, 39, pp (8 July 2020)
Abstract

Disorders of the reproductive tract are common in rabbits. Conditions are different in rabbits that are farmed for their meat or fur and those that are kept as pets. Farmed rabbits suffer from infections and diseases associated with pregnancy. Congenital abnormalities are more likely to be...

Author(s)
Harcourt-Brown, F. M.
Publisher
Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice, 2017, 20, 2, pp 555-587
Abstract

Although deafness can be acquired throughout an animal's life from a variety of causes, hereditary deafness, especially congenital hereditary deafness, is a significant problem in several species. Extensive reviews exist of the genetics of deafness in humans and mice, but not for deafness in...

Author(s)
Strain, G. M.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2015, 2, September, pp 29
Abstract

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an inherited disease of lipoprotein metabolism caused by a defect in the LDL receptor (LDLR) leading to severe hypercholesterolemia, and associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease and myocardial infarction. We have developed a gene therapy...

Author(s)
Hytönen, E.; Laurema, A.; Kankkonen, H.; Miyanohara, A.; Kärjä, V.; Hujo, M.; Laham-Karam, N.; Ylä-Herttuala, S.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2019, 9, 1, pp 6934

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