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Things Spring Brings


Spring has sprung, and while it brings us lovely things like sunshine and flowers, it also brings some not-so-lovely things. Fleas! While they never truly leave us here in South Carolina, the cold weather has kept fleas fairly dormant. Now is the time when they are itching to come out and bug us again. Everyone […]



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A Teste of Our Skills: Case Study


Spaying and neutering your pet is almost always advised, especially with rabbits. Today we had a very special little guest. He was found in a parking lot, and his new family wanted an exam and spay or neuter. Dr. Duvall told the owner to sit tight until we determined gender by physical examination. She was […]



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Otitis Media: What’s That?


Rabbits have big ears but it doesn’t mean that they can always hear well… Your rabbit has been diagnosed with bacterial middle ear disease (otitis media). What is this? Inflammation and bone infection (osteomyelitis) of the middle ear caused by the spread of bacteria from the upper respiratory tract and in some cases  through the […]



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ECUN: What’s That?


Encephalizotoonosis (aka ECUN) This is a very common infection in domestic rabbits, guinea pigs and other small mammals. It is caused by an intracellular parasite: Encephalitozoon cuniculi; about 50% of rabbits demonstrate exposure to the parasite.  Spores are shed in the urine and infection usually occurs via ingestion of contaminated food or water. It is […]



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