- Jan 4, 2022
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- Southwestern Ontario
Thank you, Maggie! No live rabbit will leave here, for sure!JG3, I'd say you did extremely well working intuitively on this problem. Oregano does have medicinal properties and it is also a safe rabbit food, so it makes sense to continue with it.
If you have no plans to add new stock from another source, I suggest you just continue with the does you have and see what happens. A few sneezes without mucous is probably not a sign of illness.
As I mentioned before, my rabbits apparently were asymptomatic carriers of snuffles. I rarely brought in new rabbits, but the few I did acquire did not do well here. It was some time before I realized that I was bringing them into a problematic situation. None of the rabbits from my original line and none of the offspring born here ever showed symptoms of disease.
The way I see it, if you stick to "no rabbit leaves here alive" then you are doing no harm working with the stock you have.
Thanks for the updates. I hope other members will explore the possibilities of oregano as a rabbit medicinal.
So since they’re likely all carriers, you think I should still try breeding the doe that did have snot and recovered, too? Or you mean just the one that didn’t have snot and only sneezed a few times? I do not plan to add new stock from anywhere else. But the one that had the snot is the most promising doe. And as we switch to natural Feeding I suspect they will get healthier and stronger too.
I just have that what if in my head of, maybe it was a one off from the stress of breeding the first time and the scare at the end and as she recovers and has experience it won’t be as stressful next time. But then I’d feel awful if I spread anything to the bucks, but again, they’re likely carrying too, being all from the same farm/barn. LOL. If she got sick again, she would definitely have to be a cull.