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Snowy
06-07-2008, 07:56 AM
Please can someone post the link to where it explains how long to give Panacur to a bunny for whether it be for a precautionary treatment or a treatment for EC

Thanks

Jack's-Jane
06-07-2008, 08:16 AM
Please can someone post the link to where it explains how long to give Panacur to a bunny for whether it be for a precaustionary treatment or a treatment for EC

Thanks

There is no definative information. Even Exotic Specialist Vets have differeing views !!

I have been advised by one Exotics Vet to treat a symptomatic Rabbit for 6weeks and an asymptoaic one for 9 days. There is absolutely no funding available for more research at the moment and if the Proffesionals cant agree on a protocol what chance have we got !!

So for me it will remain a 9 day precautionary treatment and a 6 week treatment in a symptomatic Rabbit. Usually the Protozoa has already been passed out of the body once symptoms occur. Treatment is to try to reduce the amount of spores remaining. It is the spores that cause problems as they migrate to various parts of the body ie the CNS, the Kidneys and the Lenses of the eyes. Currently it is not thought that all spores will be removed with Fenbendazole, but the numbers will be reduced and hopefully the Buns own immune system wil keep things under control. But then again an article in The Veterinary Record in 2001 apparently stated that Fenbendazole does clear all the spores.......



Janex :)

Snowy
06-07-2008, 09:10 AM
Gosh!, no wonder somw of us are confused about the length of treatment, I have been giving a 28 day course for all my bunnies whether showing signs or not so by what you are saying it should be either 9 days for no signs and 42 days for bunnies showing signs?

It would appear that 28 days is no better than 9 days then if it doesn't do the trick

I think what confuses me is why 9 days, 28 days or 42 days when most bunnies carry EC but just don't show it, surely it takes the same amount of time to expel from the body whether there are signs or not?