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Cutaneous neoplasia

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Introduction

  • The most common cutaneous neoplasms found in rabbits are trichoblastomas.
  • Other tumors reported in rabbits include collagenous hamartomas, squamous cell carcinomas, fibromas, lipomas, mammary gland tumors, neurofibrosarcomas, myxosarcomas, melanomas and many other rare tumors.
  • Therapy consists mostly of surgical excision.
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Trichoblastoma

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Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

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Fibroma

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Cutaneous lymphoma

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Miscellaneous cutaneous neoplasms

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Kanfer S & Reavill D R (2013) Cutaneous neoplasia in ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract 16 (3), 579-598 PubMed.
  • Snook T S, White S D, Hawkins M G et al (2013) Skin diseases in pet rabbits: a retrospective study of 334 cases seen at the University of California at Davis, USA (1984-2004). Vet Dermatol 24 (6), 613-617, e148 PubMed.
  • Ritter J M, von Bomhard W, Wise A G, Maes R K & Kiupel M (2012) Cutaneous lymphomas in European pet rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Vet Pathol 49 (5), 846-851 PubMed.
  • Sant R & Rowland M (2009) Skin disease in rabbits. In Pract 31 (5), 233-238 PubMed.
  • White S D, Rosychuk R W, Scott K V et al (1993) Use of isotretinoin and etretinate in the treatment of benign cutaneous neoplasia and cutaneous lymphoma in the dog. JAVMA 202 (3), 387-391 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Quessenberry K E, Orcutt C J, Mans C & Carpenter J W (2021) Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery. 4th edn. Elsevier, USA.
  • Va Praag E, Maurer A & Saarony T (2010) Skin Diseases. Website: www.medirabbit.com.
  • Harkness J E & Wagner J E (1989) The Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and Rodents. Lea & Febiger, USA.

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