Etiology: Hereditary mandibular prognathism is due to an autosomal recessive trait with incomplete penetrance. Diet may also be a factor in the initiation of the condition .
Incidence: The incidence of malocclusion is moderate.
Clinical Signs: Signs of improper occlusion of incisors are apparent on physical exam by 3 weeks of age. The rabbit may present with poor body condition and/or poor growth rate.
Diagnosis: Diagnosis is made by performing an oral examination.
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