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e cuniculi in rabbits

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WellThatsLife · 08/05/2014 14:24

My male rabbit has just been diagnosed with this. He really isn't well, poor balance, weak back legs, head tilt, keeps getting the shakes. Last night had what appeared to be a full fit. vet has put him on panacur but today hasn't eaten or drunk that I can see, we are taking him back on monday and if he isn't improving pts may be the only option. Anybody got any ideas and how I can get him to eat as worried about gastric stasis, if he hasn't eaten soon will have to ring vets again. We had to have hos sister pts in September as she developed an abdominal tumour.

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FernieB · 08/05/2014 18:58

Sorry I have no ideas - he sounds in a bad way, poor boy. Just keep trying with his favourite foods. I do hope it works out - sounds like you have had a rough time lately. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

WellThatsLife · 09/05/2014 00:07

Have managed to get him to eat a small amount of apple/carrot and drink a small amount of water but he doesn't seem to be doing many poos. Kids are upset but thankfully they are fairly pragmatic about pets and illnesses

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Ohbyethen · 09/05/2014 00:44

Usually we would prescribe Critical care herbivore or Supreme science recovery - these are sachets you make up and syringe feed. It's unusual ime for rabbits badly affected by e.cunniculi to have much success feeding themselves.
Alongside the panacur did your rabbit get steroid or anti-inflammatory tx? Reducing the inflammation the protozoa causes is important as well as pain relief.
I'm sorry your rabbit is so poorly, it's horrible.
I would get on to your vet first thing and get them to dispense some sachets and syringes.

WellThatsLife · 12/05/2014 11:22

He seems a bit better, more steady on his feetand he is eating and drinking small amounts. We have using the critical care but not sure how much is actually going in! He is doing small amount of poos bit not as a many as normal, still has the head tilt so will have to see what vet says this evening. Older dd(12) wants to come but not sure how she'll cope if its bad news

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FernieB · 12/05/2014 11:31

If he's pooping that's good. I hope you get good news at the vets.

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