Spinal Column Disorder in Rabbits
If obesity is the cause of the spinal disorder, the veterinarian will put the rabbit on an exercise and diet regimen. If the rabbit is not able to move or get around, it may require basic hygiene care such as regular baths and a constant change of bedding.
Pain is a frequent symptom of spondylosis and the veterinarian will usually prescribe pain-relievers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for this, while antibiotics are recommended to protect against infection. In some cases, however, certain steroid medications are used in rabbits to assist in wound healing or to protect against ulcers.
Living and Management
Regular exercise and a healthy diet rich in fresh greens will help prevent or reduce obesity, a contributing factor to this spinal disorder. Also, the disease typically progresses with age, so bring the rabbit to the veterinarian for routine follow-up exams, especially as it gets older.
The term for a type of medication that impacts immunity, metabolism, sexual characteristics, and other such elements of a living thing
A condition in which the vertebrae degenerate; usually has to do with more than one vertebrae
The area between the vulva and anus or scrotum and anus
A medical condition in which the joints become inflamed and causes a great deal of pain.
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