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Approach to the Neurologic Rabbit

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Vol 7 - Issue 4
Written by Elisabetta Mancinelli DVM CertZooMed ECZM Dipl. (Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery) MRCVS European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery)
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Approach to the Neurologic Rabbit

Approach to the Neurologic Rabbit

Neurological symptoms, including head tilt, nystagmus, circling, rolling, loss of balance, ataxia, paresis, paralysis and/or seizure activity are commonly encountered in pet rabbits. Knowledge of a rabbit’s anatomical and physiological specific features is essential so that when a patient is presented with illness, the case can be adequately assessed and treated. The causes of neurologic symptoms in rabbits may be of traumatic, inflammatory, infectious, neoplastic, nutritional, metabolic, toxic, degenerative, idiopathic, iatrogenic or congenital origin. Adequate clinical and neurological assessment of these patients is mandatory to be able to formulate  a list of possible differential diagnoses and to determine which tests are more appropriate to reach a definitive diagnosis. This allows identification of the primary cause of the symptoms, evaluation of the severity of the disease and formulation of a prognosis for the neurologic rabbit. This article describes how to approach a patient presented for neurological complaints from a clinical and diagnostic point of view.

All our Tutored Online CPD Courses are written and taught by an expert in the relevant field. The tutor for this course is:

Elisabetta Mancinelli DVM CertZooMed ECZM Dipl. (Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery) MRCVS European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery)

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