He guys! I already posted this over on BYH, but there it is usually pretty slow over there and I have been having better luck with some of my rabbit related queries over here. I keep a small herd of meat rabbits to supply my family with inexpensive and healthy meat, and myself with furs for craft projects. I won't say that processing days do not bother me at all, but I have gotten pretty good at not getting attached to any rabbits that I have bred with the intentions of putting in my freezer. My breeding rabbits, I must admit, I get a little too attached to. I have a 1-1/2 year old buck, Rosco. He produces beautiful colorful litters that grow out large and fast on natural fodder, have beautiful pelts, and friendly dispositions. Rosco is a very sweet buck with a great personality, but he is a sloppy buck. He loves to greet you at his door to get pettings, but no one wants to pet him... he has never been one for regular self grooming and he stinks! He sprays everything and everyone... I swear, he aims at people who pass his cage with deadly accuracy. I could probably overlook his general sloppiness though if it were not for some of his other issues... Right after I got him, about six months ago, Rosco came down with a case of bladder sludge. I got it cleared up by cutting calcium way down in his diet, feeding him a nice mixed yard weed and garden salad daily, and putting a little organic cranberry juice and ACV in his water and giving him a few cranberries daily as a treat. After that, about three months ago the poor boy suffered a bad scratch to his eye from a doe. I've washed it with a chamomile/green tea wash and treated it with Terramycin opthalmic ointment regularly, but it just won't heal and he has a chronicly runny right eye. Now, today I saw him straining to urinate, so I'm guessing he has the bladder sludge again! When I decided to get into rabbits I told myself that I would not coddle any of them or spend money taking them to the vet... If they failed to thrive and needed more treatment than I could provide them, then I would cull them. But as I already stated, I have a habit of getting attached to my breeders. Do any of y'all have any suggestions on anything else that I might try before I give up on him... Or should I just bite the bullet and get it over with?