Dorsal view of the bone anatomy of rabbit feet: left front (A) and hind (B), showing 5 and 4 digits respectively. Drawings of feet after illustrations by Bensley, 1944.
Rabbits have a total of 18 digits. Each front (thoracic) foot has 5 digits, of which the inward facing is the vestigial dewclaw that grows higher on the leg and does not reach the ground. Each hind (pelvic) foot has 4 digits.
Abstract Sarcoptic mange infestation is one of the major constrains in commercial rabbit rearing due to their ability to produce negative impact on the growth rates and feed conversion efficiency. Ten adult rabbits presented with the history of anorexia, pruritis and crusty lesion in ear, face and legs were selected for the study. Skin scraping exa...