Do you know the disease caused by Encephalitozoon cuniculi in rabbits?

Encephalitozoon cuniculi is an intracellular microsporidium (considered a fungus) that causes encephalitozoonosis in rabbits (but can also affect other species such as dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and other mammals, including humans).

How is it transmitted?

It is transmitted through the inhalation of highly resistant spores in the environment, originating from bodily exudates like the urine of an infected rabbit. There is also transplacental transmission (from mothers to offspring).

What clinical signs does it produce?

  1. Neurological: vestibular syndrome (head tilt, loss of balance), incoordination, seizures, or paralysis.
  2. Ocular: uveitis and cataracts.
  3. Renal insufficiency.

We are launching an antibody detection campaign against Encephalitozoon cuniculi (IgG).

The Encephalitozoon cuniculi antibody test allows for the detection of asymptomatic carriers or animals that have been in contact with the microorganism. IgG antibody formation begins between 14 and 28 days after infection. A negative antibody titer after more than 14 to 28 days rules out an acute infection or previous contact with E. cuniculi with a high degree of probability.

We only need a serum or blood sample, and you will receive the results on the same day. All for €25.*

*Offer valid during the month of August.

Contact the clinic for more information now!