Staphylococcal Infection of Rabbits

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Staphylococcal Infection of Rabbits


an infectious disease caused by staphylococci and characterized by sepsis and by the formation of local suppurative nidi. The source of the causative agent is infected rabbits, and infection occurs when the skin and mucous membranes are injured. Staphylococcal infection of rabbits is manifested by pyoderma (in newborn rabbits), abscesses, suppurative mastitis, pododermatitis, and septicemia or septicopyemia. Diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms and bacteriological tests. The disease is treated with antibiotics and other antimicrobials. Preventive and control measures include the regular clinical examination of animals, the slaughter or isolation of sick animals, the disinfection of rabbitries, and the maintenance of animals under proper sanitary conditions.


Bolezni krolikov, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1974.


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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