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Rabbit respiratory system: clinical anatomy, physiology and disease

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

Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract, vol. 14, issue 2 (2011) pp. 257-66, vi

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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.

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  • *Rabbits
  • *Respiratory Physiological Processes
  • Animals
  • Bacterial Infections/microbiology/pathology/veteri
  • Respiratory System/*anatomy & histology
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases/*veterinary

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  • C A Johnson-Delaney

  • S E Orosz

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