Are lop-eared rabbits more predisposed to dental and ear diseases than erect-eared rabbits?
People: Maria Jackson, Charlotte Burn, David Brodbelt, Joanna Hedley, Dan O'Neill
Vet Compass Project Type: Rabbit
We aim to deepen understanding of the animal welfare impacts of dental and ear disease in rabbits, and to identify breed related risk factors for these. We plan to use the new information to improve rabbit welfare by raising awareness of any dental and ear health implications from selecting for rabbit with extreme morphology.