Evaluating and Stabilizing Critically Ill Rabbits - Part II

Jan C. Ramer, Joanne R Paul-Murphy, Keith G. Benson

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Performing diagnostic procedures and stabilizing critically ill rabbits require knowledge of their general temperament as well as proper restraint, diagnostic, and supportive care techniques. Part I of this two-part presentation reviewed recommendations for clinical assessment, diagnostic differentials, and initial treatment plans. Many techniques used to manage critically ill dogs and cats can be adapted to minimize stress in critically ill rabbits. Part II provides general guidelines for handling hospitalized rabbits and describes such diagnostic and therapeutic techniques as venipuncture, radiography, fluid therapy, nutritional support, analgesia, and intubation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-125
Number of pages10
JournalCompendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • veterinary(all)


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