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On this page, we will be adding informaition regarding several ailments that rabbits seem to be affected by. Remember. CONSULT YOUR VET for proper medicine dosages.

 

Rabbitry medicine chest -- CLICK HERE

 

E. Cuniculi

For more information, visit Barbi Brown's Bunnies (http://www.barbibrownsbunnies.com/ecuniculi.htm).

The common symptoms include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Tilted head
  • Walking in circles
  • Nystygmus (darting eye)
  • Rolling (in later stages)
  • Paralysis of the hind quarter

Early symptoms frequently overlooked are:

  • Lack of movement around the cage - huddling in corner
  • Loss of appetite
  • Darting eye (nystygmus)
  • Weepy eye
  • Lying close to the floor with head down
  • Weight loss
  • Dehydration
  • Weaving from side to side
  • Staggering gait
  • Stargazing ( starring up at nothing)

If you have a rabbit that displays any of these symptoms RUN to your nearest rabbit savy vet.

 

Treatment for E. Cuniculi

  • Ivermec 1% injectable solution for cattle (dosage for rabbits is 400 micrograms per lb of rabbit) given ASAP and then again in 7 days with repeated doses every 3 months as a preventative.
  • Cleaning out cages, crocks, water bottles and anything else they come in contact with using 10% bleach solution. It's the ONLY thing that will kill these parasites.
  • Continued management and preventative measures (i.e. monthly or twice yearly disinfecting)

 

If you have seen or had experience with E. Cuniculi, please email us at Cherokee.Flats@yahoo.com We'd love to post about it here so that more people know about this odd parasite.

 

DISCLAIMER

This is by no means meant to replace vet care. Please consult a licensed vet to proper diagnose your rabbit. Cody's Rabbit Cave is in no way responsible for any outcome from use of this page. REMEMBER. Consult a vet for proper diagnostics and treatment.