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Rabbit welfare
Averting rabbit bond breakdowns
  1. Guen Bradbury, RWAF veterinary adviser and
  2. Richard Saunders, veterinary specialist adviser
  1. Innovia Technology, St Andrew’s House, St Andrew’s Road, Cambridge CB4 8DL
  2. >RWAF, Enigma House, Culmhead Business Park, Taunton, Somerset TA3 7DY
  1. email: guen.bradbury{at}

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The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) has recently completed a survey of 1200 owners, 80 veterinary professionals and those working for 25 rescue centres on rabbit bonding practices, success factors and breakdowns. The results are now available.1 We would like to highlight three findings.

The bonds between male and female rabbits are the easiest to form, least likely to require temporary separation and by far the least likely …

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