Fleas

Etiology:  Rabbits can be infested with Ctenocephalides sp., especially C. felis.

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Incidence:  Incidence of infection is rare in research rabbits.

Transmission:  Transmission occurs by direct contact.

Clinical Signs:  The infestation may be asymptomatic, but may induce mild pruritis and alopecia.

Diagnosis: Diagnosis can be made by observing fleas on the host’s skin.