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For example, the rabbitâ€™s sharp incisors enable it to cut the herbaceous plants that it eats and to gnaw through roots when burrowing. Correlating form with function is a part of any in-depth anatomical study.What are the anatomical features of a rabbit?
The rabbit has some unique anatomical features including the sacculus rotundus and the vermiform appendix. Gastrointestinal disorders in these animals can be a challenge to clinicians as not only the motility of the hindgut must be maintained, but the microflora as well.What is the role of nutrition in the rabbit digestive system?
Nutrition plays an important role in the functioning of the rabbit digestive system and will be discussed as it pertains to the gastrointestinal anatomy, physiology, and major disease syndromes. Rabbits are true non-ruminant herbivores. Their digestive reservoir permits and increases the efficiency of utilization of fibrous diets.What is the appendicular skeleton of a rabbit?
The appendicular skeleton includes the pectoral and pelvic girdles and their appendages. The pectoral appendages are the forelimbs, and the pelvic appendages are the hind limbs. During your dissection of the rabbit, refer to the skeleton diagram to identify the bones that you encounter.