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REALLY sick buck.... plz help!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by teenchik, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. teenchik

    teenchik Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I have this young buck who I got with his litter mate, another buck and a doe who was also related to the pair. this poor little boy developed crusty STUFF on his eye lids, nose, face, ears, and joints of his legs. I brought him in once and scrapped it off and it healed up fine and no more developed. This time I've had him in for a while, scrapped it off and soothed it with neosporin (without pain killers in it) but it keeps coming back and getting worse. I'm not sure what to put him on. The other two he came with have the barest touches of it on their eyes and ears but no where near as bad as this poor little guy.... he has also lost weight and become VERY thin. I have two other rabbits that did not come with those and show no signs of this at all, even though I treat them all exactly the same here are some pictures of this buck-

    his ears both look like this
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/54554_1221112358.jpg

    that is actually his eye, it is where it is the worse
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/54554_1221112358a.jpg

    that is a rather bad picture of his nose, it looks much like his ears. The orange is the carrot my sister was feeding him as a bribe to hold still.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/54554_1221112359.jpg

    this a all over picture of the poor baby.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/54554_1221112359a.jpg
     
  2. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry... I don't know anything about Rabbits.... but, I read your post and clicked on the links to the pictures. The pictures are not helpful at all. They are too big and too blurry... If you are not too new to post. Can you post pictures through the Uploads section so that they will be the right size and therefore more clear? I think that would help anyone who knows about rabbits and needs to see his injuries and "infection" or "illness".

    If he is a "buck"... and he is trying to get into (and succeeded) the place where the female is.... I would want to guess that the female is "ready" or "in heat" (if rabbits come into heat)... and he is doing what is natural. Can his problem be related to getting bitten, fighting over the female.... or being very frustrated and wanting her when he couldn't get to her... not eating, sleeping... beating himself on the cage to try to get to her, etc.?

    I am really just guessing... Maybe you can Search here on BYC or on the Internet for "Rabbit Illnesses"... I know that the book "Raising Chickens for Dummies" is very helpful for me from the beginning of getting my chickens. I would guess there is a similar book for rabbits?? Or, I would ask at the feed store -- most feed store owners and managers know a lot about what is going on with animals.. or, they know who to ask.

    I hope this is at least a little helpful. Good luck.
     

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