TABLE 3:

Univariate logistic regression analyses of association of risk factors and presence of major pododermatitis (scored 2/6 or above)

TotalWith major pododermatitisPer centχ2 and P valueP valuesOR
Number of rabbits1687343.4 (35.8 to 51.3)
Ageχ21=21.930 P<0.001
<12 months611321.3 (11.9 to 33.7)
>12 months845059.5 (48.3 to 70.1)5.43 (2.56 to 11.52)
Sexχ21=2.126 P=0.145
Male793949.3 (37.9 to 60.8)1.58 (0.85 to 2.92)
Female893438.2 (28.1 to 49.1)
χ23=13.28 P=0.004
Male neutered281154.9 (40.3 to 68.8)Ref
Female neutered471154.7 (38.6 to 70.1)0.9890.99 (0.44 to 2.26)
Male entire512839.2 (21.5 to 59.4)0.1870.53 (0.21 to 1.36)
Female entire422323.4 (12.3 to 38.0)0.0020.25 (0.1 to 0.6)
Where rabbit came from?χ21=0.092 P=0.955
Pet shop381744.7 (28.6 to 61.7)
Breeder/home bred331442.4 (25.4 to 60.7)0.7670.87 (0.34 to 2.23)
Rescued954244.2 (34.02 to 54.7)0.8190.92 (0.43 to 1.96)
Currently in a rescue centreχ21=3.62 P=0.057
Yes692434.7 (23.7 to 47.2)
No994949.4 (39.2 to 59.7)1.84 (0.98 to 3.46)
Housingχ21=1.430 P=0.232
Inside803948.7 (37.4 to 60.1)0.69 (0.37 to 1.27)
Outside863439.5 (29.1 to 50.6)
χ22=1.168 P=0.558
Cage2222100 (87.3 to 100)
Hutch763140.8 (29.6 to 52.7)0.91 (0.44 to 1.86)
Other2020100 (86.1 to 100)1.39 (0.6 to 3.21)
Beddingχ21=2.086 P=0.149
Hay as part of substrate1104440.0 (30.77 to 49.7)0.62 (0.32 to 1.19)
No hay562951.7 (38.0 to 65.3)
χ21=1.437 P=0.231
Carpet as part of substrate361952.7 (35.4 to 69.5)1.57 (0.75 to 3.3)
No carpet1305441.5 (32.9 to 50.5)
χ21=0.035 P=0.852
Hard flooring as part of substrate261142.3 (23.3 to 63.1)0.92 (0.4 to 2.15)
No hard flooring1406244.2 (35.9 to 52.9)
Dietχ21=2.77 P=0.096
Hay and pellets1386446.4 (37.9 to 55.1)2.02 (0.86 to 4.72)
Not hay and pellets30930.0 (14.7 to 49.4)
χ21=0.283 P=0.595
Hay and muesli21838.1 (18.1 to 61.5)
Not hay and muesli1476544.2 (36.03 to 52.6)0.78 (0.3 to 1.99)
Body conditionχ22=4.96 P=0.084
Normal (BCS 3)762938.2 (27.2 to 50.0)Ref
Underweight (<BCS 3)552240.0 (27.0 to 54.1)0.8311.08 (0.53 to 2.2)
Overweight (<BCS 3)372259.5 (42.1 to 75.2)0.0352.38 (1.06 to 5.31)
Body weight (continuous var.)P=0.1341.28 (0.92 to 1.79)
  • In all cases, the number positive, the prevalence (95% CIs), the associated χ2 (subscript=degrees of freedom) and P values, along with the OR (95% CIs) compared to a reference interval are given

  • BCS, body condition score