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Pododermatitis - sore hocks

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Pododermatitis - sore hocks

Disruption of the normal stance or locomotion in rabbits may lead to pressure sores on the base of the feet, known as pododermatitis. Starting as a skin problem, this condition progresses over time to affect deeper tissues and can be extremely debilitating.

A case of sore hocks
©Glen Cousquer

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