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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rafter 7 Paint Horses, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Did you ever find out what caused your rabbit to die? I'm curious, a friend has one right now that is showing the same symptoms, and I would like to be able to tell her what is was that yours had, so maybe it will help her.

    Thanks,
    Jean
     
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi Rafter7, I got the report but wasnt really clear on the diagnosis. Here is the latest report. I hope your friend's bunny is okay.

    chel


    Preliminary Accumulative Report #2 - Printed: 02/13/07
    California Animal Health & Food Safety ACCESSION#:
    Laboratory System (CAHFS) - Davis District: 4
    L A B O R A T O R Y F I N D I N G S / D I A G N O S I S
    1. Cerebral and meningeal hemorrhage.
    2. Pulmonary edema.
    3. Nephrosis; bilateral, moderate, diffuse, with proteinaceous cast
    formation.
    4. Hepatocellular necrosis; moderate, midzonal to periacinar.
    A C C E S S I O N S U M M A R Y
    02/13/07:
    Please note rabies test result has been negative for this case.
    02/08/07:
    Histological changes noted are suggestive of a septic process involving
    several organs. However, bacteriology testing did not yielded any significant pat
    hogen is
    isolate from liver and the lung. Please note Pasteurella multocida has
    been isolated from the brain. Additional tests are still pending.
    02/06/07:

    I am unable to determine at this stage the exact underlying pathological
    process and the cause of death in this animal. I have submitted appropriate
    samples for ancillary tests including FA test for rabies. The results of
    these tests would assist in establishing the main disease process and
    possible etiology.
    G R O S S P A T H O L O G Y
    The submission is the carcass of a female rabbit of unknown age, presented
    dead. Postmortem condition is fair and nutritional body condition is fair.
    No significant external abnormality is noted. Trachea is mildly congested
    and the right lung shows extensive patchy red discolored areas throughout.
    Liver is moderately enlarged and appears somewhat mottled on the surface
    however the consistency appears to be normal. Stomach is mildly edematous
    with the presence of excessive volume of mucus mixed with small amounts of
    green ingesta. The rest of the gastrointestinal tract is unremarkable.
    Spleen is unremarkable. Kidneys are unremarkable and heart is unremarkable.
    No other significant gross abnormality is detected in this animal.
    H I S T O P A T H O L O G Y
    Examined are sections of brain, skeletal muscle, tongue, heart, lung, liver,
    spleen, pancreas, uterus, kidney, trachea, esophagus, stomach, small and
    large intestine. Scant hemorrhages are found in various locations in the
    brain. Meninges are generally congested with multifocal hemorrhages.
    Multifocal to coalescing areas of lung contain eosinophilic material filling
    the alveolar space. Numerous vessels are noted that contain fibrin clot.
    Areas of lung show severe diffuse congestion. There is mild to moderate
    hepatocellular degeneration and necrosis predominantly in
    periacinar to midzonal areas. Kidneys show diffuse moderate degenerative
    changes affecting the renal tubules. Numerous tubules are noted with
    proteinaceous casts. Multifocal interstitial hemorrhage is noted throughout
    the kidney. Small foci of pleocellular inflammatory aggregates are also
    noted in the interstitium. Proteinaceous casts are noted both in the cortex
    and the medulla. Several capillaries are noted in the submucosa of trachea
    which contains fibrin clots. Segments of small intestine contain a moderate
    diffuse eosinophilic infiltrate in the lamina propria. Histiocytic
    infiltrates are also noted in the center of Peyer's patches that contain
    light brown pigment.
    V I R O L O G Y
    *** RABIES (YOLO COUNTY HEALTH)
    BRAIN negative
    T O X I C O L O G Y
    The detected liver mineral concentrations are within acceptable ranges for
    rabbits.
    MDL = method detection limit (lowest concentration detectable by our
    test method).
    VITAMIN E
    LIVER Pending
    *** HEAVY METAL SCREEN
    Specimen Type LIVER
    Metal Arsenic Cadmium Copper Iron Lead
    MDL 1 PPM 0.3 PPM 0.1 PPM 0.2 PPM 1 PPM
    < 1 PPM < 0.3 PPM 6.4 PPM 264 PPM < 1 PPM
    Metal Manganese Mercury Molybdenum Zinc
    MDL 0.04 PPM 1 PPM 0.4 PPM 0.1 PPM
    2.41 PPM < 1 PPM < 0.4 PPM 62.7 PPM
    *** SELENIUM - TISSUE/OTHER
    LIVER 0.635 ppm Wet Weight 0.020 ppm
    P A R A S I T O L O G Y
    FECAL EXAM - DIRECT WET SMEAR
    FECES No parasites seen
    B A C T E R I O L O G Y
    BACTERIAL AEROBIC CULTURE
    LIVER No growth - In 48 Hrs.
    LUNG No growth - In 48 Hrs.
    BRAIN Mixed flora Rare
    Escherichia coli Rare
    Pasteurella multocida Rare
    SALMONELLA CULTURE - MAMMALIAN
    FECES No Salmonella sp. detected
    LISTERIA CULTURE - COLD ENRICHMENT
    BRAIN ending​
     
  3. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Thanks, but hers didn't make it either.

    I sure wish they would put reports in plain English so we can understand it completely.

    Thanks for posting the report, maybe someone with a medical background will read it and clarify it for us.


    Jean
     
  4. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    1. Cerebral-(brain) and meningeal-(membranes covering the spinal cord and brain) hemorrhage-(blood loss;possibly refering to bleeding in the cranium (skull), bleeding in the brain).
    2. Pulmonary-(pertaining to the lung) edema-(pertaining to swelling).....swelling of the lungs.
    3. Nephrosis-(abnormal condition of the kidneys); bilateral-(both kidneys), moderate, diffuse, with proteinaceous cast
    formation.
    4. Hepatocellular-(pertaining to the liver cell activity) necrosis-(the death of cells, tissue, and organs) ; moderate, midzonal to periacinar.
    A C C E S S I O N S U M M A R Y
    02/13/07:
    Please note rabies test result has been negative-(not found, none) for this case.
    02/08/07:
    Histological-(pertaining to tissue studies) changes noted are suggestive of a septic-(poison or toxins) process involving
    several organs. However, bacteriology-(study of bacteria) testing did not yielded any significant pat
    hogen-(bacteria causing disease) is
    isolate from liver and the lung. Please note Pasteurella multocida has
    been isolated from the brain. Additional tests are still pending.
    02/06/07:

    I am unable to determine at this stage the exact underlying pathological-(study of disease)
    process and the cause of death in this animal. I have submitted appropriate
    samples for ancillary tests-(second sets of test; additional tests) including FA test for rabies. The results of
    these tests would assist in establishing the main disease process and
    possible etiology-(study of unknown causes for the disease.....some diseases have no known causes).

    Hi Chel,
    I attempted to plug in some medical terminology that might help you to understand what went wrong with your bunny. I can not diagnose its condition, even they are puzzled as to really what caused all of these issues with the bunny having multiple organ failures. I know you must be concerned about the rest of your bunnies catching what ever this may be. Hopefully it is nothing that will spread to the others. I can see where they did tissue studys from the lung, and liver, and feces tests and have determined that there are no pathogens-(disease causing bacteria). So that is good to know that there is probably not a bacteria that the others could have contacted from this bunny. Again, I can not diagnose and should refrain from attempting it. I am just a student studying medical terminology and thought I would share some insight. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Johnny
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2007

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