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Hypocalcaemia and hypercalcaemia

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Claire Speight

Emma Purnell


Hypocalcaemia and hypercalcaemia

Hypo- and hypercalcaemia can both cause illness in rabbits. A lack of, or too much calcium in the blood, is likely to be a sign of another disease process so your rabbit will need veterinary attention and further treatment.

Calcium is an essential part of a rabbit’s diet

What is hypocalcaemia?

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What is hypercalcaemia?

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Why is calcium important?

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How do rabbits metabolise and excrete calcium?

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What causes hypocalcaemia and the problems associated with it?

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What causes hypercalcaemia and the problems associated with it?

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How are hypocalcaemia and hypercalcaemia treated?

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How can I prevent hypocalcaemia and hypercalcaemia?

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