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Mites and skin parasites

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Claire Speight

Emma Purnell


Mites and skin parasites

Ectoparasites is the term used to describe parasites that live on the outside of the animal. In rabbits these can include mites, fleas and other skin parasites. Often an infestation is not life-threatening but can be unpleasant for the rabbit, some can act as hosts for other diseases or be transferred to people and other rabbits. It is important to get a correct diagnosis, so your vet can start the right treatment as soon as possible.

Flea and flea dirt combed from the hair
©Sheelagh Lloyd

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