TABLE 2:

Univariate logistic regression analyses of association of risk factors and presence of pododermatitis

TotalWith pododermatitisPer centχ2 and P valueP valuesOR
Number of rabbits17916893.8 (89.2 to 96.9)
Ageχ21=3.94, P=0.047
<12 months696188.4 (78.4 to 94.9)
>12 months878496.5 (90.2 to 99.3)3.67 (0.94 to 14.41)
Sexχ21=5.36 P=0.021
Male887989.7 (81.4 to 95.2)
Female918997.8 (92.3 to 99.7)5.07 (1.06 to 24.17)
χ23=11.1 P=0.011
Male neutered545194.4 (84.6 to 98.8)Ref
Female neutered4242100 (93.1 to 100)0.992N/A
Male entire342882.4 (65.4 to 93.2)0.0830.27 (0.06 to 1.18)
Female entire494795.9 (86.0 to 99.5)0.7291.38 (0.22 to 8.64)
Where rabbit came from?χ22=4.71 P=0.095
Pet shop413892.7 (80.0 to 98.5)
Breeder/home bred3333100 (91.3 to 100)0.993N/A
Rescued1039592.2 (85.3 to 96.6)0.9270.94 (0.24 to 3.72)
Currently in a rescue centreχ21=2.13 P=0.145
Yes766990.8 (81.9 to 96.2)
No1039996.1 (90.4 to 98.9)2.51 (0.71 to 8.91)
Housingχ21=1.89 P=0.169
Inside838096.4 (89.8 to 99.2)
Outside948691.5 (83.9 to 96.2)0. (0.1 to 1.57)
χ22=1.89 P=0.390
Cage545194.4 (84.6 to 98.8)Ref
Hutch837691.5 (83.4 to 96.5)0.530.64 (0.16 to 2.59)
Other403997.5 (86.8 to 99.9)0.482.29 (0.23 to 22.91)
Beddingχ21=8.70 P=0.003
Hay as part of substrate12111090.9 (84.3 to 95.3)
No hay5656100 (94.8 to 100)N/A
χ21=1.14 P=0.285
Carpet as part of substrate403690.0 (76.3 to 97.2)0.48 (0.13 to 1.75)
No carpet13713094.9 (89.8 to 97.9)
χ21=3.618 P=0.057
Hard flooring as part of substrate2626100 (89.1 to 100)N/A
No hard flooring15114092.7 (87.3 to 96.3)
Dietχ21=0.552 P=0.457
Hay and pellets333090.9 (75.7 to 98.1)1.72 (0.43 to 6.89)
Not hay and pellets14613894.5 (89.5 to 97.6)
χ21=1.590 P=0.207
Hay and muesli242187.5 (76.4 to 97.3)0.38 (0.09 to 1.55)
Not hay and muesli15514794.8 (90.0 to 97.7)
Body conditionχ22=1.475 P=0.478
Normal (BCS 3)817693.8 (86.2 to 97.9)Ref
Underweight (<BCS 3)605591.7 (81.6 to 97.2)0.6220.72 (0.2 to 2.62)
Overweight (<BCS 3)383797.4 (86.2 to 99.9)0.4242.43 (0.27 to 21.59)
Body weight (continuous var)P=0.1221.92 (0.8 to 4.72)
  • 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

  • N/A, those rabbits for which prevalence of pododermatitis was 100 per cent in this category

  • BCS, body condition score