Dysbiosis is the condition that results when the natural flora of the gut are thrown out of balance. When used for rabbits, it usually means that harmful bacteria out-compete the "good" bacteria in the digestive tract or certain types of "good" bacteria are too proliferate.:76
- watery or mucoid diarrhea
- A carbohydrate-rich diet or too many high-carbohydrate, high-fat treats fed at once.
- Inappropriate antibiotic therapy. (e.g. clindamycin, lincomycin, ampicillin, amoxicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, cephalosporins, many penicillins, and erythromycin)
- Bacterial (e.g. Salmonella, Pseudomonas, Campylobacter)
- Moore, L. C., & Smith, K. (2008). When your rabbit needs special care: Traditional and alternative healing methods.
- Quesenberry, K., & Carpenter, J. (2012). Ferrets, rabbits, and rodents: Clinical medicine and surgery. (3rd ed.).