Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Gastrointestinal stasis Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Claire Speight

When a rabbit's digestive system is compromised, either due to illness, pain or stress, then their hydration and food intake is likely to be reduced, which can lead to a reduction in gut motility (gastrointestinal (GI) stasis). This is a serious condition and you MUST seek veterinary advice immediately.

Image: Gastrointestinal: stasis - lateral radiograph - ©Alana Shrubsole-Cockwill DVM

What is GI stasis?

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Does diet make a difference?

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What causes GI stasis?

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How do I know if my rabbit has GI stasis?

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Can GI stasis be treated?

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