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Diabetes mellitus

Clapis
Contributor(s):

Anna Meredith

John Chitty

Synonym(s): Sugar diabetes


Introduction

  • Diabetes mellitus (DM) is rare in pet rabbits.
  • Spontaneous DM has been reported in a female New Zealand white rabbit.
  • Stress hyperglycemia makes diagnosis challenging.
  • Other causes of persistent hyperglycemia (>8.5 mmol/l) are more common than DM.
  • Possible genetic factors in etiology.

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Presentation

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prognosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Harcourt-Brown F M & Harcourt-Brown S F (2012) Clinical value of blood glucose measurement in pet rabbits. Vet Rec 170 (26), 674 PubMed.
  • Resmi H, Pekçetin C & Güner G (2001) Erythrocyte membrane and cytoskeletal protein glycation oxidation in short-term diabetic rabbits. Clin Exper Med (4), 187-193 PubMed.
  • Roth S I & Conaway H H (1982) Animal model of human disease.​ Spontaneous diabetes mellitus in the New Zealand White rabbit. Am J Pathol 109 (3), 359-363 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Jenkins J R (2006) Clinical Pathology. In: BSAVA Manual of rabbit Medicine and Surgery. 2nd edn. BSAVA.
  • Saunders R A & Rees Davies R (2005) Notes on Rabbit Internal Medicine. Blackwell.
  • Harcourt-Brown F (2002) Textbook of Rabbit Medicine. Butterworth-Heinemann.

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