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Table 7 Percentage of rabbits reported to have experienced each of 15 veterinary conditions, over differing time periods

From: The current state of welfare, housing and husbandry of the English pet rabbit population

  Over a year ago In the past year Currently % of affected animals taken to vet
Ear problems 2.29 1.31 0.33 88
Eye problems 4.56 4.32 399 74
Digestive problems (e.g. gut blockage) 4.27 6.64 0.82 75
Overweight 3.20 2.87 7.46 52
Underweight 1.23 1.31 1.15 74
Dental/teeth problems 3.76 3.59 4.82 88
Respiratory/breathing problems 1.23 2.13 1.31 80
Skin problems 2.54 1.96 0.65 70
Parasites (e.g. mites /fleas) 5.98 4.10 1.23 77
Fly strike (i.e. maggots) 1.15 0.74 0.00 88
Fight wounds 2.95 1.97 0.41 64
Urine or kidney infections 1.23 1.15 0.33 73
Soreness on inside of legs 0.25 0.57 0.33 50
Sore hocks (reddened areas or bleeding of underside of heels or feet) 1.31 0.82 0.66 51
Neurological problems (e.g. head tilt) 0.58 0.25 0.74 80