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Saturday, August 12 • 11:35am - 12:25pm
A practical guide to the bloated rabbit: Diagnosis and management of small intestinal obstruction (bloat) in rabbits

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Inappetent rabbits present to veterinary clinics daily. As our understanding of rabbit medicine improves we are able to separate out those with gut stasis, caecal problems, systemic problems and bloat, allowing us to treat more accurately and with better results. Bloat is easy to misdiagnose as gut stasis but the problem is often more acute and life threatening requiring different treatment. Understanding of the disease process and how to clinically assess a rabbit will assist a general practitioner in making a correct diagnosis. Discussion will include readily available (and achievable in practice) diagnostic procedures (blood tests, radiographs and clinical examination) as well as a discussion of management options including medical and surgical, and when each option might be appropriate. Case examples of medical and surgical management (successful and unsuccessful) will be presented.

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Lizzie Selby

Warranwood Veterinary Clinic
Lizzie has a strong interest in all unusual pets with a particular passion for small mammals. She currently works at Warranwood Veterinary Centre and The Rabbit Doctors and sees 90% exotic patients as a primary and referral veterinarian. 

Saturday August 12, 2017 11:35am - 12:25pm AEST
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