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Date:   23 October, 2011  

 Small animals - dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles & rabbits
Scabies in a Flemish Giant Rabbit
Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
First written: 13 May, 2008

23 October, 2011 
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Flemish Giant Rabbit. Crusts only inside ears & nose. Scabies mites seen. Toa Payoh Vets. Flemish Giant rabbit, Singapore. Crusty nose has scabies mites living in. Toa Payoh Vets
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)1293. Crusts seen only inside ears and nose. None in ear edges or paws unlike smaller breeds. Why? tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)1294. Rabbit puts his paws deep inside his ears as part of his grooming but all paws are unaffected. Is it possible that the paw temperature of the Flemish Giant is too high for the scabies mite to live?
Scabies mite of Flemish Giant Rabbit, microscopic exam. Toa Payoh Vets  
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)1295. Dr Sing's drawing of one adult scabies mite seen under the microscope. See:
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