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Abscesses in pet rabbits are often caused by Pasteurella,
although they may be caused by other organisms.

These infections are often brought about by injuries such
as wire tears, fighting wounds, and cuts on sharp objects in
the pet rabbit's hutch.

Treatment for Abscesses in Pet Rabbits

Use of a broad spectrum antibiotic is often used. Applying
heat to the abscess to encourage it to "come to a head" in
order to be lanced may help.

Pasteurella Abscesses are contagious. Pet rabbits must be
isolated. Wear latex gloves when handling the rabbit and
destroy them after each use.

In a large number of cases, there is also additional infection
other places in the body. Veterinary care is recommended.

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