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Rabbit Respiratory System: Clinical Anatomy, Physiology and Disease

Johnson-Delaney C, Orosz S ...see all

The veterinary clinics of North America. Exotic animal practice, vol. 14, issue 2 pp. 257-266 Published by W.B. Saunders Co.

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Abstract

Rabbits are obligate nose breathers due to their epiglottis positioned rostrally to the soft palate. Any obstruction within the nasal cavity will produce a respiratory wheeze with increased respiratory effort. Respiratory diseases are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in rabbits. This article focuses on these diseases and their causative pathogens.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Neoplasia
  • Olfactory system
  • Pasteurellosis
  • Rabbit
  • Respiratory system
  • Staphylococcosis

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Authors

  • Cathy A Johnson-Delaney

  • Susan E Orosz

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