Growth on rabbit's eyelid

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by bufforps, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. bufforps

    bufforps Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me what this growth is?

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    This bunny wandered into my yard and I want to try and figure out what is going on with her eye before I find her a home.

    Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. Larkspur88

    Larkspur88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We see similar lumps on dog eyelids. In dogs they are benign growths. Not familiar with rabbits
     
  3. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hard to say with just a picture. It could be a cyst (dogs often get meibomian cysts, but I've never seen a rabbit with one). Or it could be rabbit syphilis. I'm more used to seeing the growths from syphilis around the nose and mouth, but I have occasionally seen them by the eyes too (although those rabbits had growths in the other more typical locations too). If it is a cyst, then there's not really anything to be done about it. If it's syphilis, a round of antibiotics or two will take care of it.
     
  4. bufforps

    bufforps Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the input. If it is rabbit syphilis, what kind of antibiotics should I use?
     
  5. AZ Rabbits

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    It could also be a bug/insect bite.
     

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