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Old 03-28-2010, 08:34 PM   #21
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So this is my update on our vet trip today:

The vet said that while although her scabs were better, it is not the improvement he had wanted to see while on her antibiotic therapy. He said he was going to go ahead and treat for Syphilis! Yay for a rabbit savvy vet. Since right now it seems to be a mild case, (although her eye has worsened with white pooling up sometimes with her discharge. Her eye is still red too) he wants to do 3 penicilin injections. He mixed 2 penicillins together. We did one today, and I am going to bring her back for 2 more. Hopefully this works, and if not, we might have to do more frequent or adjust the dose.

It was 24.00 for one injection and also will be for the following ones. Does this seem a bit high? I believe they said they would figure out a different price if we had to do it more frequently.

They also mixed her up a different kind of eye solution- Mucomysty/Art tears/ and Gentocin Ophth. That's what it says on the bottle.

He said to still continue and finish the Baytril, still give the meloxicam and the cream, and the Benebac.

Will bunnies eat the Benebac off of some kind of food? We have been using a syringe to wipe it in her mouth and she seems to think it's quite tasty.

The vet just mentioned it's possible that she could get stasis to watch out for her pooping output. I hope this does not happen though.


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Old 03-29-2010, 02:02 AM   #22
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That's a bit expensive, since you can get the drug from a farm store for probably that price for a huge bottle. The buffer solution they dilute it with is also pretty cheap. However, making sure the injection is done right is probably what you're paying for.

The eye thing sounds good.

Tony will eat Benebac by itself--he thinks it's a treat and will chew at the tube to try to get more. Muffin and the others don't agree. I usually give it to them as a blob on top of some treat food.

Glad that the vet's treating for syphilis! I'm not sure what the dosing protocol is exactly for that disease, but I bet someone on here knows. You should see improvement with those doses, though, if it's an upper respiratory, I would think.


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Old 03-29-2010, 05:48 AM   #23
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So this is my update on our vet trip today:

The vet said that while although her scabs were better, it is not the improvement he had wanted to see while on her antibiotic therapy. He said he was going to go ahead and treat for Syphilis! Yay for a rabbit savvy vet. Since right now it seems to be a mild case, (although her eye has worsened with white pooling up sometimes with her discharge. Her eye is still red too) he wants to do 3 penicilin injections. He mixed 2 penicillins together. We did one today, and I am going to bring her back for 2 more. Hopefully this works, and if not, we might have to do more frequent or adjust the dose.

It was 24.00 for one injection and also will be for the following ones. Does this seem a bit high? I believe they said they would figure out a different price if we had to do it more frequently.

They also mixed her up a different kind of eye solution- Mucomysty/Art tears/ and Gentocin Ophth. That's what it says on the bottle.

He said to still continue and finish the Baytril, still give the meloxicam and the cream, and the Benebac.

Will bunnies eat the Benebac off of some kind of food? We have been using a syringe to wipe it in her mouth and she seems to think it's quite tasty.

The vet just mentioned it's possible that she could get stasis to watch out for her pooping output. I hope this does not happen though.
i read your first post,,and am including your last post here..//.wow//.does your dvm know she was in pine shavings.??scented-be it cedar or pine is taboo for rabbits health,,aspen is -ok--,but i use timothy/orchard grasses,,in the grass bins and the poop boxes.//.do we have any cultures identifing the bacteria.??-or are we just trying to get lucky with antibiotics.??.benebac usually is in a tube,,just squeeze a portion/dose/into the mouth,,..critical care also has viable microorganisms,,and the water will help keep snowball hydrated--,,i hope this has been useful,,please pm me ,,sincerely james waller
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:46 AM   #24
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From everything I just read.. that's rabbit syphilis, and as a matter of fact, I have pics of a rabbit of mine that I took in with it.. let me see if I can locate them for comparison.

Here is her eye..it's not real obvious here, but her eye had a heavy discharge and was cloudy at the time.








Here is her vent. again, heavy discharge just as you described.











We immediately started her on a course of injectable Pen G.. with some Bene Bac.. and she was good to go.. no issues, and I still have her to this day..
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:55 PM   #25
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Thank you for reassuring me, and I'm glad that you posted pics as well! It's good to hear someone who has had experience with that and it's also a good idea to post pics! I never took any pics which might have been helpful. I just got home from work and it seems like her eye doesn't look as red and her fur is not that wet like before. So possibly the first dose worked? I don't want to jinx it too soon. But the vet said usually you see the most results after the 2nd injection. I'm happy to see that your rabbit also fully recovered from this. Her eye basically looked just like that and her fur was all matted around it which made her look even more sick. It's kind of weird that there is an eye issue along with the syphilis.

Thanks for everyone's input, and I would still like to hear any experience or advice you may have. Comments, anything. I am so grateful to everyone for helping me through this.
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Those are some helpful pics, Zin. Thanks!
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You all are most welcome.. something I wanted to add.. also not really seen in the pics, she has scabs on her vent as well..but im sure it's pretty obvious her vent is inflamed
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Feel free to save those pics and use them in the library..
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Feel free to save those pics and use them in the library..
I was just about to ask!!



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Feel free to save those pics and use them in the library..
I was just about to ask!!


pipp,,the eye picture,,doesn,t look like the tell/tell clinical signs of syphilis.??-take a look at medi rabbit-website-,,lots of progressive pictures(graphic-too),--pm me,,what you think...sincerely james waller


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