From Rabbit
Adult Cuterebra fly removed from a rabbit with myiasis[1]
Psoroptic mange in a rabbit[2]

The term parasitism may be defined as a two-species association in which one species, the parasite, lives on or in a second species, the host, for a significant period of its life and obtains nourishment from it. However, there are members of the scientific community who designate all infectious agents of animals as parasites including viruses, protozoa, bacteria and fungi as well as the arthropods, helminths and protozoa.

In this forum, we maintain the edict that parasites are those which rely on rabbits as an essential aspect of their life cycle.

See also - alphabetical listing of parasites

Below are listed some of the parasites of lagomorphs


Cuterebra spp
Ctenocephalides felis, Spilopsyllus spp, Caenopsylla laptevi, Xenopsylla cunicularis, Echidnophaga iberica, Hystrichopsylla talpae, Pulex irritans
Rhipicephalus microplus, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Ixodes holocyclus, Dermacentor spp, Hyalomma spp, Ornithodorus spp, Haemaphysalis spp
Otobius spp, Amblyomma spp
Leporacarus gibbus, Listrophorus spp, Cheyletiella spp, Psoroptes spp, Sarcoptes scabiei, Dermanyssus spp
Haemodipsus spp


Ascaris spp, Toxocara spp


Anaplasma spp, Babesia spp, Borrelia spp, Mycoplasma spp


Toxocara spp, Baylisascaris spp, Ascaris spp
Toxoplasma spp, Encephalitozoon spp
Cuterebra spp
Echinococcus spp


Dirofilaria spp


Dicrocoelium spp, Fasciola spp


Leptospira spp

Interstitium (Tissue)

Dirofilaria spp, Brugia spp, Toxocara spp
Neospora spp


Obesliscoides spp

Small intestine

Eimeria spp, Cryptosporidium spp, Giardia spp, Neospora spp
Dermatoxys veligera, Passalurus ambiguus, Nematodirus spp, Mosgovoyia pectinata, Protostrongylus pulmonalis , Baylisascaris spp, Ascaris spp, Strongyloides spp
Toxocara spp, Toxascaris leonina
Taenia spp, Mosgovoyia spp, Andrya spp, Cittotaenia spp
Schizorchis spp

Large intestine

Passalurus ambiguus, Trichostrongylus spp

See also