Mucoid enteritis in pet rabbits is a frustrating disease of
young rabbits from ages 5 to 7 weeks of age. Although
older rabbits can become affected, they do not often die
because of it.
Symptoms of Mucoid Enteritis in Pet Rabbits
The affected rabbits will sit humped up, act as if in pain,
grinding their teeth, drooping their ears, and closing their
They will often pass mucus in their droppings. There may
be constipation or diarrhea.
It is not known what causes the disease and there is no real
cure. Feeding young rabbits medicated pellets may help in
some cases. Good sanitation and husbandry may go a long
way toward preventing stress, which is thought to be a factor
in the disease.
Treating the symptoms and injecting broad spectrum antibiotics,
plus isolating affected rabbits may help