Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Pneumonia in Rabbits

Pneumonia in rabbits occurs when the lungs have severe inflammation, leading to dysfunction to the entire respiratory system. The inflammation could be due to a bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic infection. They even could have inhale a foreign object, to their body, into the lungs.

Some environmental factors including smoke/chemicals, unable to swallow, coma or a dental disease could be what leads to the pneumonia in rabbits.

Types and Symptoms:

Here is a list of some common symptoms found in the four main types of it:

  • Weight loss
  • Anorexia
  • Fever 
  • Lethargy
  • Sneezing
  • Intolerance to exercise
  • Excessive salivation
  • Nose discharge
  • Eye discharge
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Facial abscesses
The four main types are:

  • Bacterial
  • Fungal
  • Parasitic 
  • Viral

If you think your bunny has this horrible disease, make sure to go straight to the vets as they can tell you exactly what it is and what you can do. They will most likely be prescribed something which will help them, and therapy may be needed to clean their airway if it is blocked up.

I hope this post helps to give you a better understanding of pneumonia in rabbits.

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