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Ear base abscesses Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Claire Speight, Emma Purnell

Abscesses can be found literally anywhere on the body, but abscesses that are associated with the ears in rabbits (ear base abscesses) can be difficult to diagnose and treat. It is therefore important to examine your rabbit regularly and seek veterinary advice at the soonest opportunity.
 
Image: An ear base abscess
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What is an abscess?

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Why are abscesses difficult to treat in rabbits?

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What are ear base abscesses?

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How will my vet diagnose an ear base abscess?

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