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Old 17-10-2011, 11:14 PM
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Re: Swollen eyes after Myxomatosis jab??

They really should go to a vet tonight, if its myxi time is crucial t save them, myxi buns go down hill very fast and the longer its left the harder it is for them to get better. I know you have a 2 year old in bed but is it not possible to get a neighbour to watch him for an hour or if you have to wake him? The rabbits will be in a lot of pain and will be suffering if not seen soon enough to start giving them mes to help them get better. I do know its hard having a young child as well but I have a 9 month old and theres no question as to whether I'd go to the vets late at night if one of them needed to be seen even if it does mean waking my son.
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Old 17-10-2011, 11:48 PM
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Re: Swollen eyes after Myxomatosis jab??

Swollen eyes is not a side effect of the myxi jab. The incubation for myxi is somewhere around 5-14 days (it varies a bit). So if there eyes are swollen then most likely they were exposed before the vaccination had time to develop their antibodies. Protection isn't instant, it takes time for the antibodies to develop.

It's possible that the jab could have given them some protection as they had it a week ago. That may mean they get a milder case but it will take time to find out if that's the case.

There is nothing that will treat myxi as such, but supportive care such as them warm and providing antibiotics will help prevent secondary infections. If they have some keeping protection you can attempt to nurse them through. I'd give it a few days and see how it develops.

I don't think there is going to be significant gain between rushing them to the vet tonight and first thing in the morning - as there is little the vet can give. I'm not a vet though so if you are unsure the best option is to give your vet or out of hours provider a ring and discuss it over the phone.
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Re: Swollen eyes after Myxomatosis jab??

Did you get the bunnies to the vets this morning?
How did they get on?
I hope they are both ok.
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Old 18-10-2011, 04:17 PM
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Re: Swollen eyes after Myxomatosis jab??

Hi,

Took them both to the vet first thing this morning and they do have it but the smaller one has it a bit worse. The vet thinks there's a good chance for them so they were given some antibiotics and eye drops and I have to do the same for the next 10 days. I've been keeping an eye on them all day and they've perked up a bit and eating and drinking normally which is good to see.

Thanks for all the kind words and advice! I just hope the littlens will make it.

Shall I bring them in overnight as it's getting colder now just until they are better?
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Old 18-10-2011, 04:19 PM
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Re: Swollen eyes after Myxomatosis jab??

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They really should go to a vet tonight, if its myxi time is crucial t save them, myxi buns go down hill very fast and the longer its left the harder it is for them to get better. I know you have a 2 year old in bed but is it not possible to get a neighbour to watch him for an hour or if you have to wake him? The rabbits will be in a lot of pain and will be suffering if not seen soon enough to start giving them mes to help them get better. I do know its hard having a young child as well but I have a 9 month old and theres no question as to whether I'd go to the vets late at night if one of them needed to be seen even if it does mean waking my son.
I completely agree with you. I wish I could of taken them last night but my son isn't well at the moment and there was nobody else to watch him. Let's just hope the bunnies are ok!
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Old 18-10-2011, 04:23 PM
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Re: Swollen eyes after Myxomatosis jab??

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Hi,

Took them both to the vet first thing this morning and they do have it but the smaller one has it a bit worse. The vet thinks there's a good chance for them so they were given some antibiotics and eye drops and I have to do the same for the next 10 days. I've been keeping an eye on them all day and they've perked up a bit and eating and drinking normally which is good to see.

Thanks for all the kind words and advice! I just hope the littlens will make it.

Shall I bring them in overnight as it's getting colder now just until they are better?
It's good they are receiving treatment now.
What antibiotics did the vet prescribe?
They really should have pain relief also, I would also recommend getting some recovery food if for when they will need syringe feeding.
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Old 18-10-2011, 05:18 PM
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Re: Swollen eyes after Myxomatosis jab??

his will not be an easy ride I'm sorry to say. Do you have somewhere like a she or an out building they be moved into if not an unheated and quiet room in the house would be ok, better than being outside.

Please keep a very close eye on their eating they can go down hill very quickly once they stop eating by themselves
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Re: Swollen eyes after Myxomatosis jab??

i would bring them in now, they are going to need round the clock care, but they will have to stay inside until the spring now
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Re: Swollen eyes after Myxomatosis jab??

I'm so sorry that they both have myxi Poor little buns, I hope they make it.

I would bring them in because they are ill and they will need to be kept an eye on. If you bring them in now they wont be able to go back out until next spring though.
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Re: Swollen eyes after Myxomatosis jab??

They're nice and cosy inside I'm happy they've eaten their food and I've given them some veg and they've had that in no time. Just cleaned their eyes and put the eyedrops in.
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