Cyclospora

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I just got an email from the grocery store saying that the cabbage I bought for Dortmund on Saturday is being recalled for Cyclospora. I’ve already fed him from this apparently tainted cabbage. How worried should I be. Does this virus even affect rabbits — i.e. some viruses are species dependent. According to the Email, it might take 7 days for symptoms to show up.

that said I threw out the uneaten cabbage already.
 

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I just got an email from the grocery store saying that the cabbage I bought for Dortmund on Saturday is being recalled for Cyclospora. I’ve already fed him from this apparently tainted cabbage. How worried should I be. Does this virus even affect rabbits — i.e. some viruses are species dependent. According to the Email, it might take 7 days for symptoms to show up.

that said I threw out the uneaten cabbage already.
From what I've read online Cyclospora affects the intestines and it is caused by a tiny parasite called Cyclospora cayetanensis. It's usually caught from eating raw fruit and vegetables contaminated with human faeces.

I tried looking at if it affects rabbits but I would only find medical research documents that show different results, so I'm not 100% sure if it affects rabbits, i guess you could call your vet and ask about it? Maybe they'll give you a treatment that might help?

In humans common symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps/pain, bloating, increased gas, nausea, and fatigue. Vomiting, body aches, headache, fever, and other flu-like symptoms, so if any of your family ate the cabbage be wary of this.

In rabbits I would recommend feeding him lots and lots of hay to keep his gut moving, try adding herbs or treat hays so he is encouraged to eat more.

I am extremely sorry if this doesn't help! I did a quick google and checked out a few pages and wrote down what I saw, maybe @JBun can help?

Hope your bun is okay <3
 
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Diane R

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I did some googling. I was concerned it might cause coccidia in rabbits but it turns out that this parasite is human specific and does not affect bunnies. Phew!
 

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May I suggest you eliminate cabbage from the diet? It can give them gas which can be fatal. Maybe do some research on which foods are best for buns. All the best
 

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Cabbage is ok as part of a diverse diet, when it is fed consistantly and introduced slowly:

As with all veggies, look out for soft stool.

Cyclospora effects mainly humans and primates, as far as I've read, also the contamination levels pretty sure are very low and the recall a safety measure.
 

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