Presenting problem: Abnormal Urine in Rabbits

Abnormal urine in the rabbit typically appears white and chalky or pigmented. These changes can be related to the unique metabolism of calcium in the rabbit. Rabbits absorb nearly all calcium ingested; therefore blood levels vary substantially with the calcium content of the diet . . .


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References

Eckermann-Ross C. Hormonal regulation and calcium metabolism in the rabbit. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract 11(1):139-152, 2008.

Paul-Murphy J. Critical care of the rabbit. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice. 10(2): 437-462, 2007.

Quesenberry KE, Carpenter JW (eds). Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery. 2nd ed. St. Louis: WB Saunders Co, 2003. Pp. 183-193.

Redrobe S. Calcium metabolism in rabbits. J Exotic Pet Med 11(2):94-101, 2006.

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Pollock C. Presenting problem: Abnormal urine in rabbits. April 22, 2011. LafeberVet Web site. Available at https://lafeber.com/vet/presenting-problem-abnormal-urine-in-rabbits/