Welcome to LafeberVet’s Rabbit Anatomy Basics slideshow, part of a teaching module on basic rabbit care in clinical practice. This 22-minute recording is designed to impart a basic understanding of rabbit anatomy for the veterinary technician and veterinary nurse. This slideshow may also be of use as a basic learning aid for veterinary medical students and as a basic refresher for the clinician.
This slideshow recording is part of a RACE-approved Rabbit Basics Teaching Module.
This presentation begins with a brief review of what defines a rabbit, then reviews various segments of rabbit anatomy:
- Gastrointestinal tract
- Calcium metabolism
- Musculoskeletal system
Anatomy and physiology of the rabbit reproduction system is reviewed in Rabbit Reproduction Basics.
This recording should be viewed with AUDIO ENABLED on your computer or mobile device.
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To cite this page: Pollock C. Rabbit anatomy basics slideshow. May 24, 2016. LafeberVet Web site. Available at https://lafeber.com/vet/rabbit-anatomy-basics-slideshow/