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  Figures   1: Brehm, Alfred Edmund (1865);
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Rabbits inhabit hilly and sandy regions full of gorges, rifts and low thicket, that is, areas where they can burrow and hide as much as possible. In appropriate, preferably sunny spots, they build fairly simple dens, sometimes in groups, often in colonies.

Our domestic rabbits undoubtedly descend from the wild rabbit, since the latter can be tamed in a short period of time and the former run completely wild within a couple of months, soon starting to deliver bunnies that show the same colour as wild rabbits. Domestic rabbits have many different colours: they can be black, white, gray, red, yellow or pied. Often are they bigger than wild rabbits.

In matters of love, rabbits fight courageously and some are seriously injured in doing so. In their caves, female rabbits build the nest out of straw and moss and beautifully pad it with delicate hair from their bellies. They usually bear five to seven bunnies, but sometimes even more babies.

Scabies and diarrhoea are rabbits’ most common diseases. In most cases, they are caused by the consumption of too fresh or wet forage, so they are duly cured by good, dry forage, specially oats mixed with crushed malt. Anointing fat or butter is good for scabies in its initial phase.
  Source: Brehm, Alfred Edmund. 1865. Illustrirtes Thierleben: eine allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs. Zweiter Band. Erste Abtheilung: Die Säugethiere. Zweite Hälfte: Beutelthiere und Nager. Zahnarme, Hufthiere und Seesäugethiere. view the source
  Related Documents   Dogiel, Johann. 1867. Die Ausmessung der strömenden Blutvolumina. Arbeiten aus der Physiologischen Anstalt zu Leipzig: 196-271 
  Sites   Physical and physiological Institute, University of Freiburg
  Instruments   Respiratory cannula for rabbits (1876)
Rabbit holder according to Czermak (1876)
Rabbit holder according to Czermak (1876)
Rabbit holder according to Czermak (1876)
Rabbit holder according to Czermak (1876)
Rabbit leg in bonds (1876)
Mounting plate for rabbits (1876)
Device for fixing rabbits' heads according to Czermak (1876)
Board for fixing rabbits (1876)
Device for fixing rabbits (1876)
Device for measuring the temperature of rabbits by Fleischer (1876)
Patent screw by Hoffmann for fastening rabbits (1876)
Exploratory device for rabbit hearts (1882)
Respiration apparatus for rabbits according to Ludwig (1891)
Vivisection table for the stimulation of the spinal cord of rabbits with a needle. (1891)
Head holder for rabbits according to Cermack (1891)
Respiration mask for rabbits (1891)
Tracheal cannula for rabbits (1891)
Recorder for the respiration of rabbits with writing capsule and air device (1891)
Closable rabbit board (1891)
?Head holder for rabbits, guinea pigs and little young dogs according to Doc. (?)Dr. Steinach? (1893)
Object stage according to Thoma, for microscopic examinations into the blood circulation into the mesentery of dogs and rabbits (1910)
Operating table for small dogs and cats, bigger model; with head support etc.; 6,180 kg. (1923)
Operating table according to Gad for rabbits. The animal is fixed by cords and lateral clamps; for the head support an adjustable metal frame is provided; head holder included; 9,500 kg. (1923)
Operating table for rabbits. 4,250 kg. (1923)
Operating table for rabbits, with headrest; 3,800 kg. (1923)
Tracheal cannulas for rabbits according to Ludwig (1928)
Vivisection board for rabbits (1928)
Velocity measurements of the blood flow (1867)
Effects of opium on the blood pulse (1876)
Effect of bloodletting on the blood pulse (1872)
  Further Reading:   - Abderhalden, Emil und F. Wildermuth. 1914. Weitere Untersuchungen über das Verhalten des Blutserums gegenüber Rohrzucker vor und nach parenteraler Zufuhr dieses Disaccharids. Versuche an Kaninchen. Zeitschrift für Physiologische Chemie 90: 388-418
- Czermak, Johann N. 1879. Ueber die Dauer und die Anzahl der Ventrikel-Contractionen des ausgeschnittenen Kaninchenherzens: Gemeinschaftlich mit G. v. Piotrowski. In: Gesammelte Schriften, Erster Band: Wissenschaftliche Abhandlungen, 455-463. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann
- Hürthle, Karl. 1888. Beiträge zur Hämodynamik, Zweite Abhandlung: Ueber den Einfluss der Reizung von Gefässnerven auf die pulsatorische Druckschwankung in der Kaninchen-Carotis. Archiv für die gesammte Physiologie des Menschen und der Thiere 43: 428-439
- de Boeck. 1889. Die Reizung des Kaninchenrückenmarkes mit der Nadel. Archiv für Physiologie: 238-252
- Ellinger, Alexander. 1903. Die Indolbildung und Indicanausscheidung beim hungernden Kaninchen. Zeitschrift für Physiologische Chemie 39: 44-54
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