Rabbit: French Dwarf Lopp, 2 years old, currently living inside, eats rabbit royal cereal mixed with rabbit nuggets.
For the past 5 months or so this rabbit has been losing her fur and getting scabby skin. She lives with her brother who is completely fine. She is losing her fur from her tummy, legs, feet, neck, under her chin and where her ears join her head.
She's been on a course of antibiotics for about 3 months (starting at 1ml per day now up to 3.8ml per day plus 2ml of piryton allergy medicine) but isn't getting better. She has been given steroids twice which pick her back up and make her fine again for about a week but the vets wont offer this as a proper form of treatment due to the risks. Shes had skin biopsy which have come back clear so there are no mites and they dont think it's urine burn as the fur loss is also on her neck etc.
Her skin goes really dry and red which causes her to naw and scratch at it making it go scabby and smelly and of course losing her fur. She still eats and drinks fine and runs around but you can tell she feels sore. Washing her with warm water on a cloth doesn't do much either. The vets are stumped and are calling some rabbit expert in Bristol but maybe someone here has an idea?
Below is two pictures showing you her skin.