A 3-tier mystery: Gut stasis and bloat in pet rabbits - Dr Jaclyn Gatt 1 CPD Points


Unwell pet rabbits often present to the vet clinic with vague signs like not eating, not defaecating and a bloated abdomen. Collectively these signs are part of a 'gut stasis' syndrome and while they might not sound serious, the underlying causes can vary dramatically. Chronic problems like obesity and or diet can be managed simply however an acute obstruction will kill the patient in a matter of hours if not identified and treated urgently.

Price levels

26 Jun 2020 to 29 Jul 2020
Associate $ 50.00
Full Member $ 50.00
New Graduate $ 50.00
Non-Member $ 100.00
Student $ 50.00
Unusual Pet & Avian - Associate $ 0.00
Unusual Pet & Avian - Full Member $ 0.00
Unusual Pet & Avian - New Graduate $ 0.00
Unusual Pet & Avian - Student $ 0.00

Who should attend

Practice Managers / Veterinarians / Students

Learning outcome

In this webinar we will look at the factors that predispose rabbits to developing gut stasis, and the diagnostic approach to managing these delicate patients when they arrive at the clinic. By the end of the talk you will have learned a set of practical steps to take when treating rabbits in stasis (this is where the 3-tiers come in!) designed to improve your confidence and hopefully provide even better patient outcomes.


Dr Jaclyn Gatt
Dr Jaclyn Gatt graduated from Melbourne University in 2010 and worked for almost 5 years in one of Melbourne’s busiest hospitals as a small animal and exotic pet vet. She spent 3 years working in emergency and critical care before opening the Bird & Exotic Animal Clinic with Dr Glynn Lam in 2016. In 2015 Jaclyn completed a Masters of Veterinary Studies in Conservation Medicine through Murdoch University, covering a wide range of species including those commonly kept as pets, along with zoo animals and wildlife. Jaclyn obtained Memberships in Medicine and Surgery of Unusual Pets in 2019 and sees a large number of primary and referral exotic cases. Her favourite topics include emergency and critical care of exotic pets, rabbit dentistry and soft tissue surgery. She is very excited to be given an opportunity to share her passion for bunnies and their unique medical challenges in this webinar.

Further details

This webinar is free for all UPAV members.

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A 3-tier mystery: Gut stasis and bloat in pet rabbits - Dr Jaclyn Gatt

Start: 29 July 2020, 8:00PM
End: 29 July 2020, 9:00PM
(NSW time)
$ 100.00
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