Everyone who breeds pets knows that rabbits require special attention like no other animal. Crowded cages, poor microclimate, poor diet - all this affects the development of external parasites. In order to prevent diseases in pets, it is necessary to keep them in good sanitary conditions.
The correct indoor climate is one of the determining factors in breeding rabbits. It includes:
- Comfortable temperature and humidity.
- Permissible content of ammonia, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and other substances.
- Acceptable noise and light levels.
- Clean air and a well-ventilated area.
Violation of these indicators leads to the development of pathogens of infectious diseases. Temperature fluctuations also contribute to the onset of diseases. At a low temperature, heat transfer is disturbed in rabbits, the composition of blood changes, and appetite worsens. Such a microclimate creates all the conditions for the transmission of airborne infections from sick animals to healthy ones.
- Disinfection in order to destruct pathogenic bacteria on environmental objects, which in its turn helps to prevent the transmission of pathogens to healthy animals. It is necessary to regularly disinfect the inventory and cage with a 0.5% Gludez solution, and treat the feeders with chlorhexidine. The product Perozol will help you to fight against blood-sucking insects.
- Pest control is aimed at the destruction of harmful arthropod carriers of infection pathogens (mosquitoes, mosquitoes, horseflies, ticks, etc.).
- Deratization to control mouse rodents, which also spread dangerous microbes.
Newly arrived animals should be quarantined for 30 days and inspected regularly. The treatment of already sick rabbits is pricey and does not always end well. Therefore, prevention is much more profitable and requires fewer efforts. That is why, try to remember that clean cages, balanced nutrition, regular vaccinations will help you to maintain the health of rabbits.