Adrenal disease

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Adrenal disease occurs when the adrenal gland produces either too much or too little of certain hormones.


Generally, neutered rabbits will act like they are intact with excessive marking, humping, chasing, and unusual aggression. It has been predominantly reported in elderly rabbits over 6 years of age. In does with adrenal tumors, enlargement of the clitoris can be noted.[1]


In the US, the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Diagnostic Laboratory Services offers an adrenal panel for castrated and spayed rabbits.


  • Surgery
  • Lupron
  • Deslorelin


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Further reading


  1. Nico Schoemaker. (2016). Ferrets and rabbits: adrenal disease. Retrieved 17 Feb 2023 from