Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Respiratory: nasal foreign bodies

Contributor(s): Sarah Pellett, Joanna Hedley

Introduction

  • Rabbits are obligate nasal breathers; nasal foreign bodies, disease or infection of the upper respiratory tract can severely affect respiration.
  • Upper respiratory dyspnea usually presents with insipratory effect.
  • Hair, grass seeds, small pieces of hay or bedding can enter and block the nasal cavity.

Clinical presentation

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Diagnosis

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Treatment

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Outcome

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Hedley J (2014)Respiratory Disease. In: BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine and Surgery. 3rd edn. Eds: Meredith A & Reusch B. BSAVA, Gloucester.
  • Varga M (2014)Textbook of Rabbit Medicine. 2nd edn. Butterworth Heinemann Elsevier, Edinburgh.
  • Walter N (2013)Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders. In: Clinical Veterinary Advisor. Birds & Exotics Pets. Eds: Mayer J & Donnelly T M. Elsevier, Missouri.
  • Meredith A (2006)Respiratory Disorders. In: BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine and Surgery. 2nd edn. Eds: Meredith A & Flecknell P. BSAVA, Gloucester.


ADDED