Has anyone ever seen / shot a rabbit that had raised scabs over its entire body. I shot a rabbit last night that I'm sure had red eye shine before I shot it, unfortunately though the eye. I did not notice at first but when I went to gut it, noticed that it had raised scabs and scars over its entire body and legs, with some hair loss and bald spots. It was also thin. Laid next to the other rabbits it was obvious its coat was not not smooth but almost Mainge like in appearance, which could it possibly be? possibly a silly question but are there notifiable disease in rabbits ?? Called the vets this morning but they were unwilling to offer any advice.
I did not open it up to see the condition of the organs but bagged it up and instantly changed my gloves. I have kept the body albeit triple bagged. I have not examined it under good light conditions.
Any ideas appreciated.