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Alopecia - hair loss

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Alopecia - hair loss

Alopecia is also known as hair loss, and it typically means partial or complete hair loss on areas of the body where hair is normally found. Alopecia can occur in virtually all animals with hair and is normal in some situations (such as baldness in human males). In most animals, however, it is usually an abnormal condition which can come on suddenly or progress over time, depending on the cause. Alopecia can be unsightly and reduce the insulating and protective capacity of a rabbit's coat, potentially leading to increased stress and/or development of other conditions for the animal.

The normal moulting sequence begins with loss of the old coat and new hair growth at the tip of the nose, gradually spreading backwards
©Ron Rees Davies

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