sick rabbit.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by taraann81, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    I recently got a new kit. ( quaranteened)

    Symptoms- crusty yellow nasal dischharge(noticed this am around 10), breathing through mouth(noticed just before 1000)(call to vet) (possible paturella????)

    Dead by 1630
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2009

  2. chinbunny

    chinbunny In a hutch

    Aug 24, 2009
    Probably pastuerella. Best thing to do with snuffly rabbits is to them down. Otherwise it will spread to rest of the herd. you can try adding a small amount of terramycin to its water. If you do, its not recommended that you breed it, or keep it around the others.
  3. trinacliff

    trinacliff Songster

    Nov 12, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    I'm so sorry to hear that...was it a kit born to one of your bunnies (I wouldn't think so if you had it quarantined)?? How old was it?

    Bunnies do go downhill fast by the time you are able to realize there is a problem. I figure it is because they are a prey animal with little to no defenses, so they are stoic, so as not to show weakness to predators.

  4. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Songster

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:I hope this wasnt one of the new kits you just picked up?
    if it was I would be watching that buck with the" scratched" Cornia
    disinfect the cage the sick bunny was in and put it out into the sun for a few days, unless there is another kit in with it which if is the case be prepared to put it dopwn.
    Pasturella is not treatable nor cureable. you can mask the symptoms for a few weeks with anitbiotics but it will come right back and will definately infect your herd.

    Any sick animal should be tended last not first.
    wash hands and clothes completely.
    Ugh I am so sorry this has happened.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2009
  5. dfunnyfarm

    dfunnyfarm Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
    I am sorry for your loss.

  6. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I'mn sorry to hear this. Are your other bunns ok? [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by