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  • 1 Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24601.
  • | 2 Centre Vétérinaire Laval, 4530 desserte Autoroute 440, Laval, QC H7T 2P7, Canada.
  • | 3 Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
  • | 4 Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
  • | 5 Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
History

A 5-year-old spayed female domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) was evaluated because of sudden-onset gastrointestinal stasis. The rabbit was previously healthy and had been fed a diet that included free-choice timothy hay, leafy vegetables, and limited timothy hay-based pellets.

Clinical and Gross Findings

At the initial evaluation, abdominal palpation revealed and radiography confirmed a mass in the right aspect of the midabdomen. Computed tomography after contrast medium administration revealed a cystic soft-tissue mass with a fine, poorly vascularized membrane that was surrounded by fatty tissue. Contents of the mass were not highlighted by contrast medium. Exploratory laparotomy was

Contributor Notes

Dr. Alex's present address is Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 95616.

Address correspondence to Dr. Howerth (howerth@uga.edu).