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Drugs of choice to have on hand?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby ladysown » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:49 pm


What are people drugs of choice to have on hand.

Ivermectin. I like it more than bimectin which is supposed to be the same, but I find less issues using ivermectin horse paste over bimectin horse paste (toxicity issues). Best for mites/parasites etc.

Piperazine is supposed to be a more effective wormer from what I read and hear. Anyone know the right dosage to use? that is something I don't know.

Sul-met or corid for coccidiosis.

what else is there?

AND for those without a good rabbit vet...where does one find these meds?
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Post Number:#2  Unread postby Brody » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:34 am


metacam for pain
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby ladysown » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:39 am


what is metacam and where does one find it?
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby Brody » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:43 am


metcam is a nsaid (non steroidal anti-inflamatory) from vet
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby ladysown » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:47 am


ah, so not something I'd have easy access to. :)
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby Brody » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:01 am


I actually have metacam thanks to my dogs ;)
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Re: Drugs of choice to have on hand?

Post Number:#7  Unread postby DevonW » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:43 am


Ivermectin for worming, baby pepto in case of diarrhoea, baby oval (gas drops) in case of weanling enteritis, and electrolytes. Whenever we bring in new rabbits we usually buy a bag or two (depending on how fast we go through one) of medicated feed for cocci.

Although I think PenG would be something else to have on hand.
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Post Number:#8  Unread postby uumom2many » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:14 pm


Is there a good book or something that would be an easy reference? I just got the two new kits and now am wondering if I should medicate before introducing them to Duncan. I just got some VetRx coming on a recomendation from the breeder I used. She said it helps with sniffles and other stuff like that. You can get it on amazon.
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Post Number:#9  Unread postby Brody » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:40 pm


I really don't believe in medication unless needed - you should be isolating the babies for (depending on yoru point of view) 2-6 weeks though - and I mean really isolating - not simply housing them on the other side of the barn or house ...
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