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Pododermatitis - sore hocks Owner Factsheet

Disruption of the normal stance or locomotion in rabbits may lead to pressure sores on the base of the feet, known as pododermatitis. Starting as a skin problem, this condition progresses over time to affect deeper tissues and can be extremely debilitating.

Image: Pododermatitis: sore hocks - ©Glen Cousquer BSc(hons) BVM&S CertZooMed MRCVS

What is pododermatitis?

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What are the common causes of pododermatitis in rabbits?

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What tests will my vet use to investigate pododermatitis?

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What treatment options are there?

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What is the prognosis?

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How do I reduce the risks to my rabbit?

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