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Successful Management of Ulcerative Pododermatitis in Rabbits with Sulfacetamide Dry Dusting Powder

D.Divyalakshmi, N. Kumarvelu, Thanga. Thamil Vanan and P.Tensingh Gnanaraj

Department of Livestock Production Management, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-600 007, Tamil Nadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal September 2019 : 96 (09) - pages 69 to 70
(Received: June, 2019, Accepted: June, 2019)


Rabbit farming or cuniculture is the practice of breeding and raising domestic rabbits for their meat and fur. Ulcerative pododermatitis caused by bacteria especially Staphylococcal sp., is a common problem in rabbit colonies. It is a signicant bacterial infection in domesticated rabbits leading to reduced growth, fecundity and productivity along with reduced weight gain. This leads to debility followed by mortality in rabbits if left untreated. Three rabbits severely affected with ulcerative pododermatitis were treated with sulfacetamide dry dusting powder with soft cotton bandaging. Following therapy improvement was observed that was recorded as dryness of ulcerative lesions and weight bearing

Key Words: Ulcerative pododermatitis, rabbits, sulfacetamide

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