Antibiotic Impregnated Polymethyl Methacrylate (AIPMMA) beads have been used in human medicine since the 1970’s for the treatment and prevention of infection. This product has been successfully implemented in many areas of veterinary medicine including the treatment of abscesses which often occur in rabbits and can be linked to dental problems. A useful ally for the treatment of rabbit abscesses when prolonged treatment with long term systemic antibiotics would be contraindicated. The AIPMMA beads provide a high local concentration of antibiotic with low systemic absorption and therefore low toxicity.

VETisco offer 2 types of high viscosity bone cement suitable for making these beads. One containing Gentamycin and one without so that your antibiotic of choice can be added if a culture and sensitivity indicates this.

For full instructions on how to make these beads, please contact us. Instructions can also be found on the internet as this method is covered extensively by many sources, but we would be happy to provide them if needed.
It is important to remember that the use of bone cement is not licensed for use in rabbits and therefore any treatment technique is unlicensed. VETisco accept no responsibility for using these products in this way and this should also be made clear to the owners of the patient before proceeding.

mixing bowl and spatula - sterile

A standard bone cement (PMMA - polymethyl methacrylate based) supplied in either high viscosity or l.....

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are required for our website to operate and include items such as whether or not to display this pop-up box or your session when logging in to the website. These cookies cannot be disabled.


We use 3rd party services such as Google Analytics to measure the performance of our website. This helps us tailor the site content to our visitors needs.


From time to time, we may use cookies to store key pieces of information to make our site easier for you to use. Examples of this are remebering selected form options to speed up future uses of them. These cookies are not necessary for the site to work, but may enhance the browsing experience.


We may use advertising services that include tracking beacons to allow us to target our visitors with specific adverts on other platforms such as search or social media. These cookies are not required but may improve the services we offer and promote.

Change Settings

Welcome. You can control how we use cookies and 3rd party services below

Change Settings Accept
Learn how we use cookies