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Rabbits and Woming!

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by umber, Jul 2, 2009.


  1. umber

    umber PetForums VIP

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    I popped into my vets today as I needed to book Flake in to get his myxi jab as he is due this month july so now he is booked in for Monday!

    While I was there I saw a massive display on the wall about Rabbits needing worming... I didnt get to read it all properly but it basically said how it was very important and it affects 60% of rabbits!

    Does anyone have any info on this?
     
  2. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    I think its because of E.cuniculi.

    Panacur is the treatment, so may be used as a preventative. I have some downstairs somwehere, ill have a look in a bit as to why its recommened.

    RWAF: Encephalitozoon cuniculi
     
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    Thats the one!!!! Should all rabbits have this treatment? or only if they get it?
     
  4. Pampered pets

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    I dont know the answer but you could have a good chat with your vet on mon and get all the info (then let us know lol)
     
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    Good Idea!
     
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    amazing.....i had a good idea in this heat LOL LOL LOl i thought my brain was frazzled lol
     
  7. Nonnie

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    Its best to treat regularily. The parasite can cause lasting damage to the nervous system.

    Stole this from a site..

     
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    My poppet has been wormed as the vet thought his eye absess was a parasite infection (its apparently not now) :rolleyes:
    and i plan on worming my other 5 :>
     
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    when i took the three of mine to the vets for their myxi the vet just automatically gave me 3 lots of panacur and charged me for it without even telling me anything about it or asking me if i wanted it!! I havent used it yet, i have tried but he wont eat it but i might just hide some in some fresh green leaves or something so that he eats it! :D
     
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    You have to squirt it in the mouth. Its meant to taste vile.
     
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    Yeah ive tried but theres no way hes having it! lol

    I think the best option is as i said, trying to hide it in a fresh green or something! But he aint stupid!! ha ha :D:D
     
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    I have to admit, i wouldnt fancy doing battle with Stan.

    I wrap mine in a towel, then one quick squirt then its over. But mine are nice and small.
     
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