Myxomatosis is a virus that causes severe disease and is usually fatal. It’s common in wild rabbits and spreads easily to pet rabbits.
Several different conditions can affect rabbit’s eyes including: injuries, infections, tooth problems, tear duct problems and infectious diseases such as myxomatosis. To prevent any permanent damage or loss of vision, problems should be taken seriously and treated quickly.
‘Snuffles’ is the word we use to describe a respiratory (nose, throat or chest) infection in a rabbit. This article focuses on the two most common causes of snuffles in rabbits: ‘Pasteurella’ and ‘Bordetella’.