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Stevie has flystrike

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by srhdufe, Jun 4, 2010.


  1. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    I have been cleaning his cage out more often since his op as the vet said his immune system will still be low from the op he had

    Anyways...

    All was fine yesterday when i cleaned him out, yet this morning i noticed maggots on his litter tray. I picked him up and noticed a maggot on him, which i took off and went straight to the main branch of the vets.

    She got a couple more maggots off and has put him on some meds. She's keeping him in overnight. She said i have managed to catch it very quickly, which i guess is a good thing

    She had the cheek to lecture me on how to look after them properly. Surely they should know they are all looked after properly and that i do check them :confused:: :frown:

    My poor baby. Hasn't he been through enough? :frown:
     
  2. Nicky10

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    Poor thing :(. Hopefully he'll be ok
     
  3. niki87

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    Poor lad...though if you had taken him to the vet...what more were you have supposed to have done?

    I went to The Range the other day...not sure if you have one near you...but if you do they do small animal insecticides...including one called Flystrike! Mine are in my shed...but in this weather the shed gets quite humid during the day...so Ive had some flies...though not seen any maggots thank goodness!! Anyways...particularly while his immune is low it might be worth it...it's only a couple of quid!

    Good luck and get well soon Stevie!!!

    xx
     
  4. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    I use rearguard
     
  5. B3rnie

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    Oh no, poor Stevie :frown: At least you caught it quick enough, what more does you vet want:confused1: I mean in this weather any rabbit is at risk of flystrike :scared:
    I hope he is going to be ok hun :001_unsure:
     
  6. Nonnie

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    Many people (some vets included) are of the opinion that flystrike is cause by poor animal husbandry.

    Sadly it can happen to anyone and any bun, and your vet is obviously ignorant to this fact.

    I hope he's feeling better soon and don't beat yourself up about it.
     
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    :( poor boy! please dont let them make u feel like it was your fault. well done for catching it so soon. maybe it would be best to put some netting up over his hutch so the buggers cant get in.
     
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    Hope he makes a full and speedy recovery soon and like whats already been said well done for catching it as soon as you did! Keep us updated!
     
  9. srhdufe

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    He is doing well today. He is back home as the vet doesnt work sundays and i didnt want him to be all alone

    He's eating a bit (mainly hay) which i guess is a good sign. He wont touch his carrot or pear tho (his fave things)
    I really hope he pulls through. His bottom is all bare now, bless him. At least he wont be cold in this weather ;)
     
  10. helebelina

    helebelina PetForums Senior

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    Aw, poor bun bun! Sending lots of healing vibes your way. And feel proud of yourself that you caught it so quick. You're a proper good bunny mummy :thumbup:
     
  11. Tink82

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    awww poor thing :( hope he is ok
     
  12. colliemerles

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    hope he is better soon, :)
     
  13. Weim<3

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    Poor little bun :(

    I had a beautiful bun 3 years ago that was a victim of flystrike. We went away on holiday for, i think, was 5 days during the summer. We had neighbors in to check and feed my two girls.
    We came home to my usual two bunnies but the next morning, the mummy one, Rio, was sprawled on her back, absolutely infested. The litlun was absolutely fine, Rio's dewlap prevented her from cleaning herself making her more septable i suppose :(
    Thank god you found Stevie in time, we were a little too late :(

    I will never forget that moment I found her, never stop blaming myself for not protecting her with flyguard. But now its an essential thing that we make sure our two girls have.

    Good luck x
     
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