Rabbit Anatomy Basics Slideshow

  • Introduction

    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.

    Rabbit Anatomy Basics

  • Objectives

    This presentation begins with a brief review of what defines a rabbit, then reviews various segments of rabbit anatomy:

    • Eyes-ears-nose-throat
    • Integumentary
    • Gastrointestinal tract
    • Calcium metabolism
    • Musculoskeletal system

    Anatomy and physiology of the rabbit reproduction system is reviewed in Rabbit Reproduction Basics.

  • Recording

    This recording should be viewed with AUDIO ENABLED on your computer or mobile device.

  • Further reading

    Ballard B, Cheek R. Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, 2nd ed. Ames, IA: Wiley-Blackwell; 2010.

    Donnelly TM, Vella D. Anatomy, physiology and non-dental disorders of the mouth of pet rabbits. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2016 Sep;19(3):737-56. doi: 10.1016/j.cvex.2016.04.004. PMID: 27497204.

    Girling SJ. Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets, 2nd ed. Ames, IA: Wiley-Blackwell; 2013.

    Harkness JE, Turner PV, VandeWoude S, Wheler CL. The Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and Rodents, 5th ed. Ames, IA: Wiley-Blackwell; 2010.

    O’Malley B. Rabbits. In: Clinical Anatomy and Physiology of Exotic Species. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders; 2005: 173-195.

    Quesenberry KE, Orcutt CJ, Mans C, Carpenter JW. Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents, Clinical Medicine and Surgery, 4th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders; 2020.

    Tully TN, Mitchell MA. A Veterinary Technician’s Guide to Exotic Animal Care, 2nd ed. Lakewood, CO: American Animal Hospital Association Press; 2012.

    Varga M. Textbook of Rabbit Medicine, 2nd ed. St. Louis: Butterworth Heinemann Elsevier; 2014.

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/