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Rabbit welfare
Misconceptions regarding rabbit behaviour
  1. Guen Bradbury
  1. 4 Kettles Close, Oakington, Cambridgeshire CB24 3XA
  1. e-mail: guen.bradbury{at}gmail.com

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I READ the recent letter from Oxley and Ellis (VR, March 28, 2015, vol 176, pp 339-340) with great interest. They suggested educating owners on the stress of tonic immobility in rabbits and they supported their case well. However, ‘trancing’ is part of a wider problem with inappropriate handling of rabbits. For example, Buseth and Saunders (2014) also point out that ‘it is important to be aware that not every …

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