• Hopewell Animal Hospital
  • 2611 Route 52,
  • Hopewell Junction,
  • New York,
  • 12533
  • Phone: (845) 221-7387

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Small Mammals + Breeding

  • Rabbit syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a spirochete organism called Treponema cuniculi. Infected rabbits will develop sores that are confined to the mucocutaneous junctions, such as the external genitals, anus, lips, nostrils, and eyelids. Treatment involves two to three weekly penicillin injections. Humans cannot contract this disease from rabbits.