Whether you have a large rabbitry or just a few pet or show animals, there are many pathogens and parasites that can infect your animals. For example, Pasteurella multocida (P. multocida) is a respiratory disease,
commonly known as “snuffles,” that can become widespread in a rabbitry. Staphylococcus aureus is a pathogen
that can cause mastitis (infection of the mammary glands), pododermatitis (sore feet and hocks), endocarditis
(inflammation of the endocardium of the heart), conjunctivitis (pink eye) and subcutaneous
abscesses. Mycoplasmas can cause everything from pneumonia to reproductive failure. Learn about the
various pathogens and parasites that can impact your rabbit’s health and practice good biosecurity to help keep
your rabbitry a clean and healthy environment for your rabbits.