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Massive death of baby rabbits

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Shayne

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Goodday.

I have lost 29 baby rabbits no older than 8 weeks.
The only thing I could tell something is up before hand is the white ones. Their red eyes turn dark then the jaw clenches and body goes limp and spasmic alternately and they die within a few hours. This happend over a span of 3 weeks. Its a hard blow.
Any insight will be appreciated.
 

Apollo’s Slave

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I’m sorry that you lost so many babies! I’m not an expert/vet or anything off the sort, but I’m thinking that it could’ve been something like myxomatosis or RHDV1/RHDV2. Did they have any other symptoms?
 

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RHD or poisoning would be the likely causes of rapid decline and sudden death like that, when multiple deaths are involved.
 

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Coccidia is another common cause of death and poor growth in young rabbits. Especially if the rabbits are kept in a colony or on the ground. Once its in there it can stay in the soil. Affected rabbits will have white spots on their liver in a necropsy.
 

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