ABSTRACT: There are an estimated 1.2 million pet rabbits in the UK, so their nursing care has never been more crucial and we should all feel comfortable nursing them to a high standard. Gut health in rabbits is always fundamental, but never more so than when dealing with ileus, as this is one of the most common illnesses we see in practice and it can be the most deadly if treated incorrectly. It is important to be up to date with current drugs, protocols and nursing tips for these sensitive patients requiring species-specific care.


Leonie Ager RVN

Leonie has been nursing for 9 years, she has worked in Exotic Referral and Small Animal Referral. She is currently working in a First opinion small animal practice where she is studying the Vets Now ECC Certificate. She has two pet rabbits, who have both suffered from ileus in the past, which has inspired her to write this article.

Email: leonieager@aol.co.uk

Keywords: Feature, Treatment, Ileus 

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 32 (07) • July 2017 pp201-205

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