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The contact surface on rabbits' feet in hairy, which is rather unusual among mammals. Cases of the so-called pressure sores occurring on rabbits' feet have been documented by breeders, especially those who breed rabbits for competitions. Pressure sores may disturb the animals' movement and when left untreated may pose major health problems.
Enterocolitis in rabbits is a disease detected for the first time in West France around 1996. The disease spread rapidly to other European countries during 1997 and 1998. Currently, it is present in 90-95% of farmed rabbit populations in various intensity of the manifested clinical symptoms.
This year, we are experiencing several very hot days. High temperatures have a negative effect on our rabbits, as they suffer thermal stress. There are several recommendations for eliminating this adverse effect and keeping animals in a good state of health.
If you want to avoid problems with fertility, breeding or conception, it is good to check the environment where does live and the amount of feed and adjust them as necessary.