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Lauram

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Can someone help me figure out what is going onwith my rabbit Harley his fur around his neck is coming off.the skin is red and irritated.

any help would be greatly appreciated thanks Lauram;)
 

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I can only venture a guess as to what might begoing on and I do recommend a trip to the vet if initial home treatmentdoes not clear it up within a week. . .

Pseudomonas bacteria is a common culprit to bacterial infections of thedewlap when it is moist (most commonly from dipping in the waterbowl). An advanced infection will turn the area green.

Trimming the fur and applying a small amount of over the counter antibacterial ointment will generally clear up most cases.

If the irritation is at the back of the neck, fur mites are often the culprit and can be treated with kitten flea powder.

Fungal infections are also not uncommon and can be a little harder toclear up. Human antifungal powdercan help to clearup a fungal infection on a rabbit.

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thank you for your input. i have been trying toget him to a vet but their are not many around me that take careof rabbits. the 2 that do are not accepting new patients.fortunately it is not turning green. it just red now and some of thefur is growing back.:shock:

thanks again laura m
 

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pamnock wrote:
I can only venture a guess as to what might be going on and I dorecommend a trip to the vet if initial home treatment does not clear itup within a week. . .

Pseudomonas bacteria is a common culprit to bacterial infections of thedewlap when it is moist (most commonly from dipping in the water bowl).An advanced infection will turn the area green.

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Photo of advancedhttp://rds.yahoo.com/S=96062883/K=w...ww.barbibrownsbunnies.com/images/Mvc-146e.jpgPseudomonas infection. Ref:http://www.barbibrownsbunnies.com/meds.htm

WOW! I had never heard of this until now, and hope and pray that Inever encounter it with any of my bunnies. The pictures is worth athousand words in and of itself.....
 

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