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Mastitis

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Claire Speight

Emma Purnell


Mastitis

Mastitis is an infection of the mammary tissue which causes pain, swelling, heat in the area and redness. The condition can be serious and needs prompt veterinary treatment so the rabbit does not deteriorate and suffer unnecessarily.

Mammary swelling and discharge from the nipple, typical of cystic mastitis
©Richard Saunders

What rabbits are likely to get mastitis?

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What causes mastitis?

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What signs may my rabbit exhibit?

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How will my vet make a diagnosis?

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What treatment will my rabbit need?

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Is there anything that can be done to prevent it occurring?

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