Hi This post is for a friend of mine who has had a rabbit that she adopted several years ago. Rue had a sore on her side which was discovered after she was adopted ; she was chewing an area on her side . After some skin scrapings it was determined to be ringworm and Rue was treated with an oral anti-fungal for an extended period of time. During this time she wore a plastic e-collar and handled it well. After treatment another skin scraping was done and no ringworm was found, however, after the collar was removed Rue continued to chew the area . The vet determined that it was probably a behavior that had become habitual and recommended a tranquilizer. My friend did not want to go that route and so Rue has lived happily with her e-collar until recently . My friend has been able to remove the collar for a week at a time but inevitably Rue begins to chew it. At this point Rue's skin is beginning to break down from contact with the collar. My friend is willing to consider meds but I told her I would post this to determine if anyone has any other ideas or even any other meds other than the Xanax that the vet would have compounded. All different types of e-collars have been tried and only the ridgid one was successful. Anyone have any ideas here ???