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Nasolacrimal duct lavage in rabbits

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Eye problems are common in both laboratory and pet rabbits. This column reviews the anatomy of the nasolacrimal duct system in rabbits and describes the appropriate techniques for working up a rabbit with an ocular problem related to nasolacrimal drainage.

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Figure 1: The nasolacrimal duct opening in the rabbit is located a few millimeters inside the mucocutaneous junction at the ventromedial aspect of the alar fold of the eye.
Figure 2: Right eye of the rabbit facing toward the right side of the photo.
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Brown, C. Nasolacrimal duct lavage in rabbits. Lab Anim 35, 22–24 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/laban0606-22

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