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Unexplained balding

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Francescaht, Nov 5, 2018.


  1. Francescaht

    Francescaht PetForums Newbie

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    Recently noticed my continental giant rabbit was losing large amounts of fur on his neck area. I initially thought it may have just been more severe maulting until it began to spread further down his back. I took him to the vets who was unsure what it was due to there being no scabbing , which would be likely if it were down to mites. As a precaution she gave me three doses to fight mites, he was given them but the hair loss continues to spread. Help?
     

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  2. bunnygeek

    bunnygeek PetForums VIP

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    My Lionhead has a few bald patches around the back of his neck, you don't notice until you move his fur though. A few little tiny scabs where he must have scratched but no typical dandruff. He's had mite treatment just in case.

    Maybe ask your vet about a blood test or maybe it's something to do with hormones? Is he neutered?

    I hoped MediRabbit would help but it's not clear, it's hard when there isn't signs of any kind of infection or dermatitis!
    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Skin_diseases/Diff/Alopcia.htm
     
  3. Francescaht

    Francescaht PetForums Newbie

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    It’s a little reassuring to hear others have similar experiences.

    He has been neutered. Think blood test may be a good idea as the next move.

    I appreciate you looking, I also couldn’t find anything regarding it elsewhere. Thank you.
     
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