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Diagnosing Renal Disease in Rabbits – Clinical Case Challenge

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Renal disease is commonly seen in rabbits, but often can be underdiagnosed or mistaken for other conditions. Since the causes can vary, a veterinarian will first want to rule out some other potential causes for the rabbit’s symptoms, including lymphoma, abscesses, or other types of kidney infections. In the case of Edison, a three- and- a half-year-old, male neutered rabbit; the primary referring veterinarian (rDVM) was instrumental in providing baseline diagnostics that led to the clinical diagnosis and successful treatment plan.