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Cyberdog
09-05-2009, 02:55 PM
Hi,:wave:

I have a rabbit that was ok this morning when I cleaned out the hutch. However this evening I have noticed what is like a clear blister (one at the top of each ear inside) . One is only small but the other is slightly larger and hard. Can anyone shed any light as to what it could be?

Thanks:(:(

Maizy
09-05-2009, 02:57 PM
Hiya, is he vaccinated against myxi?

Jack's-Jane
09-05-2009, 03:15 PM
Am I going mad or have you not had this problem a few days ago :?
Then you said you used Baby Oil on the ears, the blisters burst and all was OK :?

Cyberdog
09-05-2009, 04:17 PM
You are correct, I have posted the wrong info for today. I should have posted as per below. Sorry.:oops:
Hi,:wave:

Took her to the vets this morning, as she has more blisters in her ear. I was definitely not expecting what the vet said. He said she had early signs of myxomatosis. I have just had to take the other rabbit to the vets for an inoculation. Both of them were inoculated last June, and I thought it was a yearly injection but apparently it is a six month one.
The strange thing is she does not have the classic symptoms of myxomatosis (puffy and weepy eye lids). I hope he is wrong. This really took me by surprise.

I hope he is wrong:(:(

Cyberdog
09-05-2009, 04:20 PM
Hiya, is he vaccinated against myxi?

She had one last June. I thought it lasted for 12 months, but apparently it only lasts for 6 months. I asked the vet could the other rabbit catch myxomatosis fro her, and he said NO. However according to the internet another rabbit can catch myxomatosis fro an infected rabbit.:?:?

Jack's-Jane
09-05-2009, 04:39 PM
Oh dear :cry:

I must admit that Myxi was my first thought when I saw your post the other day.
Is the Bun now on antibiotics and anti-inflammatories ?

Cyberdog
09-05-2009, 04:49 PM
Oh dear :cry:

I must admit that Myxi was my first thought when I saw your post the other day.
Is the Bun now on antibiotics and anti-inflammatories ?

Thatís what I can`t understand. The vet said he could not give a Myxi injection because it looks like she has it. . He also said that nothing could be done and that all we can do is wait to see what happens in the next 7 to 10 days.:?:?

Jack's-Jane
09-05-2009, 05:24 PM
Thatís what I can`t understand. The vet said he could not give a Myxi injection because it looks like she has it. . He also said that nothing could be done and that all we can do is wait to see what happens in the next 7 to 10 days.:?:?

Personally I'd be insisting on abx and anti-inflams

OK she is technically not vaccinated but she might still be carrying some immunity from her vac last June. Vaccinated Buns do stand a chance of surviving Myxi but aggressive treatment is needed from the outset. Fatalities are usually the result of a secondary bacterial pneumonia, hence why I'd want my Bun on abx.

the bunny girl
09-05-2009, 08:15 PM
I dont like to say things about other peoples vets but it seems to me like they are giving up on your bun before giving her a chance , as Jane has said they need the meds to have a chance ;).

the bunny girl
09-05-2009, 08:18 PM
Thatís what I can`t understand. The vet said he could not give a Myxi injection because it looks like she has it. . He also said that nothing could be done and that all we can do is wait to see what happens in the next 7 to 10 days.:?:? They cant give your bun a myxi jag because its a live vaccine so they would be injecting more of the myxi ( someone correct me if i am wrong ;) )

Jack's-Jane
09-05-2009, 09:08 PM
They cant give your bun a myxi jag because its a live vaccine so they would be injecting more of the myxi ( someone correct me if i am wrong ;) )

The Myxomatosis Vaccine is not made from the Myxoma Virus but the Shope Fibroma Virus.

It is a live vaccine and relies on cross immunity

http://www.intervet.co.uk/Products_Public/Nobivac_Myxo/090_Product_Datasheet.asp

Cyberdog
28-05-2009, 05:03 PM
You are correct, I have posted the wrong info for today. I should have posted as per below. Sorry.:oops:
Hi,:wave:

Took her to the vets this morning, as she has more blisters in her ear. I was definitely not expecting what the vet said. He said she had early signs of myxomatosis. I have just had to take the other rabbit to the vets for an inoculation. Both of them were inoculated last June, and I thought it was a yearly injection but apparently it is a six month one.
The strange thing is she does not have the classic symptoms of myxomatosis (puffy and weepy eye lids). I hope he is wrong. This really took me by surprise.

I hope he is wrong:(:(

Hi,:wave::wave:

Just to let you know about the progress of the rabbit (sooty)with possible Myxomatosis. Well we got to the 14th May and she was no worse, she still had the blisters in her ears but no new ones had appeared.
The vet looked her over and said he was prepared to give her the Myxo vaccine, and that it now looks as if it is a reaction to an insect bite.
It is now 28th May and she is well and back to normal. She still has some hard crusty bits in her ears but I am putting sudocrem on them each night and they are getting better. I think I can call that a close call.:p:p:p:p

Thanks;)

FINDABUNNY
04-10-2009, 11:30 AM
hi ive been experiencing similar my bunny which i got from a breeder last week she was vaccinated against myxi on 4th august is it possible for her to have a reaction all these weeks later ??:?
or could it be a reaction to bedding she has swollen eyelids, sore looking now and blisters in her ears will get her to the vet monday but just wondered if it could be from myxi jab all these weeks later

Starlight
04-10-2009, 11:34 AM
hi ive been experiencing similar my bunny which i got from a breeder last week she was vaccinated against myxi on 4th august is it possible for her to have a reaction all these weeks later ??:?
or could it be a reaction to bedding she has swollen eyelids, sore looking now and blisters in her ears will get her to the vet monday but just wondered if it could be from myxi jab all these weeks later

Have you got a vaccine card to prove she was vaccinated?

Your bunny needs to see a vet TODAY.

Rabbits go downhill very fast, and she must be in a lot of pain.

Jack's-Jane
04-10-2009, 12:00 PM
hi ive been experiencing similar my bunny which i got from a breeder last week she was vaccinated against myxi on 4th august is it possible for her to have a reaction all these weeks later ??:?
or could it be a reaction to bedding she has swollen eyelids, sore looking now and blisters in her ears will get her to the vet monday but just wondered if it could be from myxi jab all these weeks later

Vaccinated Rabbits can still contract Myxomatosis but the survival rate is good as long as prompt Veterinary treatment is given.
The symptoms you describe sound very much like Myxomatosis so I would get her to a Vet today.