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Intestinal obstructions

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Intestinal obstructions

Rabbits are frequently diagnosed with gastrointestinal stasis (GI stasis), however, some of these rabbits may be suffering from an intestinal obstruction, which often have an acute onset and requires rapid and very different treatment to GI stasis in order to have a chance of a successful outcome.

Intestinal obstructions are rare, but are considered an emergency and should be addressed promptly

What causes intestinal obstructions?

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What are the clinical signs of an intestinal obstruction?

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How will my vet diagnose an intestinal obstruction?

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Can an intestinal obstruction be treated?

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What is the prognosis?

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