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Rabbit bite. Close-up of a bite caused by a pet rabbit on the finger of a 13-year-old girl. The bite (red, centre) was deep enough to cause bleeding. The wound is now heeling and the blood has dried on the skin around it. Although the injury here is mild, there is a danger of infection. A rabbit's mouth is heavily populated with bacteria and these organisms can cause tetanus or other serious infections. Treatment of the bite usually involves cleansing and dressing of the wound. Preventive antibiotic treatment and an anti-tetanus injection may be given.
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