Rabbit Awareness Week


17 - 25 June

Rabbit examination


Every year, to mark Rabbit Awareness Week, Burgess Pet Care, together with its partner organisations and welfare charities all join forces to focus on a different aspect of rabbit care and welfare.

Across the UK vets and practices offer advice and free health clinics for local rabbits. For more rabbit awareness news, please visit


Webinars and learning resources


Article references

  • Bradbury, G. and Dickens, G. (2017) Neutering of pet rabbits. Veterinary Record, 180(3), pp. 77-78
  • Mancinelli, E. (2017) How to manage the snuffly rabbit. Companion, January, pp. 14-19
  • 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]


Electronic access to full-text articles for library members

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