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Head Tilt

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by xgumbox, Jul 17, 2018.


  1. xgumbox

    xgumbox PetForums Newbie

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    i got a rabbit named Sammie January 26th of this year, and she was born with wry neck/head tilt due to being formed in a hoarder's house.
    i already went to the vet, and they sad that there was absolutley nothing that they could do to help her. i asked if they could check for ear mites, which they did (all they did was stick a q-tip in her ear) and said that she didn't have any.
    Sammie's been having small seizures as of lately, and i told the vet that as well, but she still said that there was nothing that she could do.
    does anyone know any ways to help wry neck/head tilt get better? Sammie used to run around where ever she wanted, and now she's unable to walk. at one point, her neck did get a lot better, and it was almost straight, but in the past month she has gotten a lot worse, and her head is nearly touching the ground at this point.
    Sammie can still eat and drink very well, she doesn't need any help with that. i am just worried that her neck will somehow get worse.
    does anyone know what i should do to help her?
     
  2. bunnygeek

    bunnygeek PetForums VIP

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    Get a second opinion from another vet. The Rabbit Welfare Association can recommend a rabbit-savvy one near you.

    There's a number of causes for head tilt, this could well be the EC parasite, a neurological parasite, and she would need a 30 day course of Panacur Rabbit to try and kill off the entire lifecycle of the parasite. A vet can test for this (although false negatives are known to happen as well). If she came from a hoarder situation, EC is very likely the cause, especially with added seizures going on.

    Whether she will fully straighten out with proper treatment is an unknown.
     
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    xgumbox PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for the response, the vet kept telling me that it was a neurological thing, but I really do feel that she has mites.
    Would it harm her in any way if I gave her the mite treatment and it turns out that she never had any?
     
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    bunnygeek PetForums VIP

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    Better to get a second opinion and ask the vet to examine/test for both mites and EC.
     
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