High lymphocyte count in bunny

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  1. Feb 14, 2020 at 1:40 PM #1

    Dagny

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    Hi everybody. Took my girl in for a routine visit the other day, and the blood sample revealed a high lymphocyte count. The vet wants me to come back to have another blood draw, to test for EC and to get radiographs.
    Has anyone had a bunny with high lymphocyte count?

    She has no clinical signs of being sick at all. She had a short bout of GI stasis once in the 2 years I have had her.
     
  2. Feb 14, 2020 at 9:01 PM #2

    John Wick

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    Lymphocytes are white blood cells, so an increase is typically a sign that the immune system is defending against something.

    My rabbit had asymptomatic (dormant; no outward symptoms) syphilis that turned symptomatic when stressed by something else, so we did a blood test and he did have high lymphocytes, which helped inform that he had syphilis.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2020 at 3:09 AM #3

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    Thanks so much for your response. I really appreciate the information. My vet seems really good, so I am going to trust her and let her do what she thinks is necessary to keep Phrosty healthy.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2020 at 5:46 AM #4

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    I haven't, but hope your girl is OK. Immune system is obviously coping with something. Keep us posted.
     

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