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Post Number:#1  Unread postby Mini Lop Fan » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:41 am


One of my bucks seems to have a runny eye. No sniffling or snot, so don't think it is snuffles. I have been treating it with vetericyn and I have also been adding apple cider vinegar to his water and made sure to quarantine him from the other bunnies. Any other care or medicine recommendations? And what else besides snuffles causes runny eye? Anything I should be looking for?

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Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:28 pm


clogged nasolacrimal duct,
gently stroke the side of the rabbits nose, from teary eye to nose..
for a few minutes to attempt to clear it.. the duct is just under the skin, on top of the bone..
A duct "flush", is beyond the ability of all but a few rabbit breeders,
[and quite a few vets]
meat-mutt rabbits, a few laying hens.

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Post Number:#3  Unread postby Mini Lop Fan » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:51 pm


Thank you! What causes a clogged nasolacrimal duct?

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Post Number:#4  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:02 pm


Mini Lop Fan wrote:Thank you! What causes a clogged nasolacrimal duct?

lots of factors,including dusty feed,inflammation, and allergies,-- but genetics tops the list
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby Mini Lop Fan » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:44 am


Well I tried clearing the tear duct and have been applying vetericyn. I will also be doing a chamomile tea compress for his eye and it seems to be clearing up. However, he is having extreme shedding. What would cause that?

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Post Number:#6  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:53 pm


Mini Lop Fan wrote:Well I tried clearing the tear duct and have been applying vetericyn. I will also be doing a chamomile tea compress for his eye and it seems to be clearing up. However, he is having extreme shedding. What would cause that?


heat or stress,
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Post Number:#7  Unread postby Mini Lop Fan » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:56 pm


That would make a lot of sense. We have been having some really strange weather recently where it gets fall-weather cool, but then the next day it is extremely hot.

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