Rabbit X-Rays

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Broken bone. This is a traverse fracture of the distal femur. It needs surgery



A bone plate along with an IM (intramedullary) pin was placed along with 2 cerclage wires


You can see the surgery of repairing this fractured femur by following this link

This is a side view of a rabbit’s mouth. The long front teeth and large back teeth are evident (arrows).

This is a view of a normal rabbit that is laying on its back. Notice how large the abdomen is in relation to the size of the chest. The larger R and larger L show which side is Right and Left. The two small L’s are the black lung tissue. The heart (H) is the round white object. Everything else below this is the abdomen!

This rabbit has a fractured spine (arrow). This is a relatively common problem in rabbits because they have thin bones in relation to powerful muscles. If they kick out hard with their back legs they can cause this fracture. Unfortunately, the prognosis for this problem is poor.

This is the U shaped distended stomach (arrow) of a rabbit that was diagnosed with hairballs. Compare it to the normal x-ray above. Feeding a diet high in fiber (timothy and alfalfa hay) with minimal pellets helps prevent this problem

A side view of this same rabbit shows the distended stomach (arrow). Again, you can see how large the abdomen is in relation to the chest. The lungs (L) are the dark triangle, the heart (H) is the round white object also in the chest, and the kidneys (K) are the two oval objects in the abdomen. The remainder of the abdomen to the right is made up mostly of the small and large intestines.