The Rabbit Consultation - a basic guide to seeing Rabbits

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This webinar will cover the basic things a clinic needs to know when seeing rabbits. As well as covering how to handle and examine a rabbit along with preventive medicine, it will look at the rabbit’s basic biology and how this affects how we look after rabbits and make our clinics more rabbit friendly. This includes the basic advice we give to all owners (current and prospective) on how to keep rabbits and how to feed them. 


Attendees will learn:-

  • What rabbits eat and how to feed the pet rabbit
  • That rabbits are fearful prey species and how this affects the clinics seeing them
  • How to examine a rabbit
  • Preventive medicine needs of rabbits
  • How to reduce the chances of a rabbit breaking its back while being handled

Presented By

John Chitty BVetMed CertZooMed MRCVS

RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine. Qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1990 and gained RCVS Certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2000.

Co-Director of a small animal/ exotics practice in Andover, Hampshire with a 100% avian/ exotics/ small mammal caseload- referral and first opinion. Consultant to seven zoological collections and the Great Bustard Reintroduction project

Co-editor of two texts on avian medicine, one on rabbit surgery and co-author of a textbook of tortoise medicine. Author of various book chapters and papers on a range of species

Vice-President of European Association of Avian Veterinarians and on editorial board of the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine

President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association 

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