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Various Rabbit Diseases *GRAPHIC*

Diagnosing and treating rabbit ailments. *Caution! These threads may contain graphic content.*
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Re: Various Rabbit Diseases *GRAPHIC*

Post Number:#16  Unread postby Miss M » Sat May 04, 2013 11:10 pm


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I..... am so confused. :shock: :lol:

ChickiesnBunnies wrote:I'm hoping for an emergency section and not mixed with just "General questions on Housing, Feeding, Breeding and Raising, Illnesses and Injuries."
And in that section, we could have stickies of the different illnesses with personal experiences and pictures added!

This is similar to what we had been brainstorming.... :)
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Re: Various Rabbit Diseases *GRAPHIC*

Post Number:#17  Unread postby GlitterMomma » Sun May 05, 2013 6:03 am


Very informative thanks so much :)
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Re: Various Rabbit Diseases *GRAPHIC*

Post Number:#18  Unread postby wamplercathy » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:59 pm


Coccidiosis Prevention:
Branches and leaves rich in tannin (willow, hazelnut, oak, ash, fruit trees, eventually pines) are excellent in preventing coccidiosis.
What if any truth is behind this? I've be doing my reading and it is never mentioned that meat rabbits need something to gnaw on. Pets yes but nothing on meat or farm bunnies. Would this kill 2 birds with one stone?

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Re: Various Rabbit Diseases *GRAPHIC*

Post Number:#19  Unread postby Dood » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:40 pm


Rabbits are rabbits there is nothing special with meat rabbits that they don't need to gnaw on things to ensure they properly wear down their teeth - the only difference is that most meat rabbit owners do their own health care and will clip their rabbits teeth themselves or cull the rabbit while pet owners usually use the services of veterinarians and go to extraordinary measures to keep their pet with overgrown teeth alive.

My rabbits get a LOT of Willow, Oak, Apple and Pear tree branches and they still get coccidia and I wouldn't consider them a cure or even a preventative.

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Re: Various Rabbit Diseases *GRAPHIC*

Post Number:#20  Unread postby MaggieJ » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:23 pm


There is still so much that we don't know about the possible benefits of plants for rabbits. I do think tree branches like willow and poplar in particular are helpful, but I would not consider them a preventative or cure for coccidiosis.

Those interested in natural remedies might find this article interesting:
Organic Parasite Control for Poultry and Rabbits in British Columbia, Canada
http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/pdf/ ... 9-7-21.pdf

Many of the plants discussed are ones that I have routinely fed to my rabbits. I have had remarkably little trouble with coccidiosis or parasitic worms. I have no proof that the plants are the reason my rabbits have been so problem-free, but it would not surprise me in the slightest.

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Re: Various Rabbit Diseases *GRAPHIC*

Post Number:#21  Unread postby wamplercathy » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:57 pm


I was checking out this website and that is what they are claiming. (http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/GI_disease ... occ_en.htm) I don't know that much about rabbits. I know they have to have things to gnaw on I just thought it strange that none of the books discussed this issue. It is only mentioned in pet books. I personally would rather the bunnies wear down their own teeth versus having to cut them. Less stressful I would think. But when it comes to rabbits I'm clueless, am learning though. I still have a few months before I bring any home.

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Re: Various Rabbit Diseases *GRAPHIC*

Post Number:#22  Unread postby funnies50 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:25 pm


Number one. That is graphic. :x :shock:
Number two. That is awful. :cry:
Still, useful information...hope that never happens to anybody :|
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Re: Various Rabbit Diseases *GRAPHIC*

Post Number:#23  Unread postby Miss M » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:13 pm


Definitely unpleasant, but the pictures and descriptions sure come in handy sometimes.
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