Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Antibiotic treatment Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Claire Speight, Jennifer Hamlin

Since the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Flemming in 1928, antibiotics have saved millions of lives, in both human and veterinary medicine. They are an invaluable tool used against many diseases and constantly evolving, but whilst antibiotics are incredibly useful and invaluable, they can pose a significant challenge when used in rabbit medicine.

What are antibiotics?

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What are the potential dangers of using antibiotics?

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When are antibiotics useful?

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How does my vet know which antibiotic to use?

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What else do I need to know?

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