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Enteritis is an inflammation of the intestine caused by a sudden change in diet.  It mainly affects very young rabbits between 4 and 8 weeks old when they are weaned from their mother's milk to dry food which is high in protein but low in fibre.  It is usually fatal within 24 hours of first symptoms appearing.


- diarrhoea
- wet, dirty stomach and bottom
- swollen stomach
- tremors
- excessive drinking

Prevention / Treatment

The risk of enteritis can be reduced by making gradual dietary changes and ensuring that young rabbits have constant access to hay, fresh vegetables and water.