Study Highlights Alarming Fly-strike Issue in UK Rabbit Population

Posted 10 months ago

Nearly 45% of rabbits presenting with fly strike died or were euthanised, according to the most extensive survey undertaken into the disease of the third most popular companion animal in the UK.

Researchers at the University of Liverpool Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNET) used text-mining to screen electronic health records from a sentinel network of 389 vet practices in Great Britain between March 2014 and April 2017 for confirmed cases of fly strike in rabbits.

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