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Submandibular gland disease Owner factsheet

Contributor(s): Claire Speight, Emma Purnell

Glands are located throughout the body. They are responsible for secreting chemical substances for use in the body or for discharge into their surroundings. The submandibular gland is a pair of salivary glands located on each side of the mandible, beneath the floor of the mouth.

How common is submandibular gland disease in rabbits?

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What are the signs?

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What causes it?

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What treatment is required?

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Will my rabbit still be able to produce saliva?

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What about the chinning gland?

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