Cardiovascular disease

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Cardiovascular disease, also known as heart disease, is not unheard of in rabbits. Most cardiac diseases in rabbits relate to infectious, toxin-induced, or diet-related diseases.[1]:400

Some examples of heart disease in rabbits include congenital abnormalities such as ventricular septal defects and age-related cardiac problems such as valvular disease.[1]:400

Most cardiac disease is diagnosed in pet rabbits over the age of four years, and the larger breeds such as New Zealand whites and French lops are over-represented.[1]:401

Symptoms

Symptoms of cardiovascular disease in rabbits include the following:[1]:400

Further Reading

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Varga, M. (2013). Textbook of rabbit medicine. (2nd ed.).