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The latest "Domestic Rabbits" magazine arrived this week. There is
an interesting article by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rudolph. In the section
on "Inherited Malocclusion", there is an interesting statement.

"As for malocclusion, inbreeding is a high-risk breeding strategy,
according to our experience. And we must not forget that
malocclusion is occasionally induced by the environment (feed)."


What? Anyone have any additional data on this? Anyone have
any experience with feed related malocclusion?

Linda Welch
 

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Well, now... this is just speculation, of course. I really can't see where "nutrition" (or a lack of) can cause malocclusion, so I'm thinking more in the line of feed which is just too hard, perhaps? To be honest, I've never even heard of anything associated with the feed as causing malocclusion, so this comes as a surprise to me, too.

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What is malocclusion?

Simply-----buckteeth. The teeth are out of
alignment and grow long. It can be genetic. It can
be caused by a rabbit "pulling" or "biting" on their
wire cage. In order for the rabbit to eat and drink,
the teeth will have to be cut periodically. Hair
will ball up around the teeth when the rabbit grooms
itself if the teeth are too long.

Linda Welch
 
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