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Rabbit megacolon syndrome Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Claire Speight, Emma Purnell

Rabbit megacolon syndrome refers to a rare disease process observed in rabbits which exhibit long-standing, unresponsive, intermittent diarrhoea, accompanied by weight loss. Much is still unknown about the condition in rabbits, but information can be taken from other species.
 
Gastrointestinal tract anatomy
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What does megacolon mean?

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How do I know if my rabbit has megacolon?

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What will my vet do to diagnose and treat my rabbit?

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