- Abscess – Abscesses are pockets of pus that are caused by bacteria & other pathogenic organisms (an organism capable of causing disease in its host).
- Antigens – A toxin or foreign substance that triggers an immune response in the body.
- Binkying – When a rabbit does bunny jumps.
- Burring – Using a form of drill to cut teeth or bone.
- Castration – The removal of the testicles of a male animal or man.
- Cataracts – A clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision & if left blindness.
- Cheek Teeth – The premolar & molar teeth are often referred to as cheek teeth when talked about as a group.
- Corpsing – A bunny is in a very relaxed state. See Daisy’s Photo of Corpsing
- Crossbreed – A bunny who is not a pedigree. Has mixed breed parentage.
- Dentals – When a rabbit has to have it’s overgrown teeth burred or filed.
- Dwarf – Refers to the small size of the rabbit or ears. If Lop comes after Dwarf it refers to the ears.
- E. Cuniculi – Full title Encephalitozoon Cuniculi. It is a protozoan parasite. A microscopic parasite of the brain & kidneys.
- Emeprid – a gut stimulant. Active ingredient is Metroclopramide.
- False Pregnancy – Also known as a Pseudopregnancy or Phantom pregnancy. This is when a female rabbit mimics a true pregnancy even though she is not pregnant.
- Fibreplex – A palatable paste to encourage normal digestive function.
- Flushed – The process of clearing pus/infection out of a rabbit’s tear ducts or ear canals.
- Flystrike – Is a term used when flies have laid eggs on a rabbit. These eggs then hatch into maggots which then feed on the rabbit eating it’s flesh.
- Gastrointestinal Stasis (GI Stasis) – This is where the digestive system slows down or stops.
- Infacol – A product for babies that relieve wind, colic & griping pain. Is suitable for use in rabbits at the correct dose.
- Kits – Baby rabbits.
- Malocclusion – Misalignment of the teeth. The upper jaw & lower jaw are not in line.
- Metacam – An oral suspension for dogs & cats. Is used to reduce pain & inflammation. The dog version is often used on rabbits.
- Myxomatosis (Myxo) – Myxomatosis is a rabbit virus that is transmitted by biting insects that have fed on an infected rabbit.
- Neutering – A general term used when an animal has it’s reproductive organs removed.
- Panacur – A wormer for rabbits.
- Pro Fibre – A palatable probiotic pellet to encourage normal digestive function.
- Protexin – Is a highly concentrated soluble formula to rapidly restore the microflora in the gut, especially following antibiotic therapy.
- Spay – The removal of the womb & uterus in a female animal.
- Spurs – Spikes that have grown on teeth that are not being worn down properly.
- Tear Ducts – A tube through which tears pass from the eye. The tube stretches from the eye to the nose.
- Urine Burn/Scald – This occurs when a rabbit, for whatever reason, cannot take up the correct urination position. As a result the urine runs onto the fur eventually soaking into it leading to baldness. Any urine that hits the delicate skin causes the skin to scald becoming red & irritated & eventually sore wounds appear. It is also referred to as wet tail.
- Uterine Cancer – A cancer that affects the female reproductive system.
- Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 1 (VHD1) – VHD1 is a highly contagious rabbit disease & can cause sudden death with no prior symptoms.
- Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2 (VHD2) – VHD2 is a new variant of VHD1.