Develop your knowledge and understanding of ulcerative dermatitis in rabbits. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Common skin conditions course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of ulcerative dermatitis in rabbits, including:
Cause – poor hygiene moist conditions, abrasive floor surfaces, obesity, inactivity and thin skin in the metatarsal region all predispose to the conditions.
Signs – initial erythema, alopecia and subsequent erosion of the skin of the metatarsus progresses to ulceration and swelling of metatarsal tissues.
Diagnosis: history, signs.
Treatment – therapy involves control of infection and debridement of affected tissues and correction of predisposing factors.
Prognosis – guarded.
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This module is worth approximately 30 minutes of CPD.