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Oddities while processing *graphic*

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Shea » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:02 pm


Found a couple oddities while proccessing some rabbits for a friend.
The first was an older doe 5+years old. Was she pregnant or is this a tumor?
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The next was also on an older doe. There were a few white spots on a kidney, may have been on both there was too much fat to tell.
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And the last was a young buck with blood spots in his lungs. That one Im not sure wasnt my fault, he may have aspirated when dispatched but Im not sure.
Anything sound like I need to inform my friend of an issue?

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Re: Oddities while processing *graphic*

Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:40 pm


#1 pregnant...
#2 I have seen those before- but don't know for sure what causes it [I ate them anyway]
I saw a lot of it when i was feeding waste [used] fry oil as a source of energy [fat], in my custom feed ration - I hypothesized that it was due to the hydrogenated fry oil not digesting properly, the rabbit fat also had an off [unappetizing ] odor. So, it may be due to something the rabbit feed she is using...
#3 probably aspirated, I get that sometimes even when using cervical dislocation [if i pull too hard]
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Re: Oddities while processing *graphic*

Post Number:#3  Unread postby Shea » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:46 pm


Thanks! I really wasnt sure on the first one. I figured the kidney thing was fine since they dont eat them anyway.

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Re: Oddities while processing *graphic*

Post Number:#4  Unread postby imajpm » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:24 pm


When we she bred last? I have never processed a rabbit with an advanced pregnancy but it looks like my cancer doe to me. Sorry for the picture. This does last litter was almost 3 years before this. She was 4 1/2 years old. There is a tumor on her bladder also that looks like a blob of fat in this photo. Lungs were full or tumors also. I take it lungs on that rabbit were fine? This is both uterine horns, full of masses.

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Re: Oddities while processing *graphic*

Post Number:#5  Unread postby alforddm » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:00 pm


That does not look like pregnancy to me. It looks like a uterine infection. Of course, I've only butchered one pregnant doe, but that time the uterus had distinct lumps, a bit like a string of large pearls, not like this one. Was the uterus soft or firm?

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Re: Oddities while processing *graphic*

Post Number:#6  Unread postby Shea » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:30 pm


Firm, no lumps were the same size. And the doe had last been bred over a year go maybe longer. I asked and there was no possibility of a pregnancy through wire. She was on a top rack no buck near.

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