Med. Weter. 73 (4), 208-213, 2017

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Maria Chmurska, Natalia SowiƄska, Agnieszka Pietsch-Fulbiszewska
Dental anesthesia in small mammals on the example of domestic rabbits
The domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus f. domesticus) has become a very popular companion animal kept at present in Europe. Dental problems in rabbits are prevalent. The medical procedure in these patients is based primarily on surgical treatment, which is associated with pain during treatment. This paper aims to familiarize readers with the techniques of local anesthesia, which can be used in dentistry of the domestic rabbit. The study summarizes the specifics of the anatomy of the rabbit skull. On the basis of original papers, in which the domestic rabbit or other small mammals were the research model, the drugs used for local anesthesia and techniques of local anesthesia with possible complications have been described in the present work.
Key words: domestic rabbit, dentistry, local anesthesia