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Rabbit awareness


Rabbit examination


Every year, to mark Rabbit Awarenes Week, Burgess Pet Care, together with its partners MSD Animal Health, RSPCA, PDSA, The Blue Cross, Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund (RWAF) and Wood Green: The Animals Charity all join forces to focus on a different aspect of rabbit care and welfare.

During the Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) thousands of vets and practises across the UK offer free health clinics for local rabbits and their owners. Please visit RAW website for more information about the campaign.

To celebrate Rabbit Awareness Week 18 - 26 June 2016, RCVS Knowledge created a topic in focus with information and resources concerning rabbits.


Free webinars

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More learning resources on rabbit



  • Speight, C. (2016) Rabbit awareness week: advising owners on rabbit care. Companion Animal, 21(5) p. 306 [electronic access available to library members]
  • Huynh, M., Boyeaux, A. and Pignon, C. (2016) Assessment and care of the critically ill rabbit. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice, 19(2), pp. 379-409 [electronic access available to library members]
  • Chitty, J. (2015) Cardiovascular disease in rabbits. Companion Animal, 20(2), pp.74-78 [electronic access available to library members]
  • Varga, M. (2015) Emergency management of gut stasis in rabbits. Companion Animal, 20(1), pp. 20–25 [electronic access available to library members]
  • Harcourt-Brown, F. (2014) Treatment of gastric dilation in rabbits. Veterinary Record, 175(6), pp.153-154
  • Harcourt-Brown, F. and Harcourt-Brown, S. (2012) Clinical value of blood glucose measurement in pet rabbits. Veterinary Record, 170 (26), p. 674
  • King, C. (2011) Running rabbit clinics. Veterinary Nursing Journal, 26(1), pp. 25-27 [electronic access to library members]
  • Bourne, D. (2011) Physical and psychological needs of rabbits: a rabbit is not a cat. The Veterinary Nurse, 2(4), pp. 184-189 [electronic access available to library members]


Electronic access to full-text articles for library members

Anyone is welcome to visit us and use our resources during opening hours. The library has a wealth of print and electronic resources to support your study and to help you keep up to date with the latest clinical research.  There is a quite corner for private study or reading, and staff are always on hand to assist you.

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