View Full Version : Medical mystery

01-05-2010, 11:49 PM
almost a year ago, i checked on my beloved pet to find him with twitching dull eyes. I rushed him to the vet who confirmed he was blind.

he had several weeks on baytrill and panacur

his eyes were a bit weepy but his eye sight returned.

Strangley he was a nasty bitey bun before this, hes been cuddley ever since, spookily so.

I thought it could have been a stroke but the vet said rabbits dont have strokes and another said they dont have strokes and live.

so the weepy eye got worse and looked like snuffles and was treated again with baytrill,
no improvement
a xray and bloods were taken with no findings, his teeth were fine
he had his ducts flushed
more antibiotics
no improvement

he started to loose weight and I started to feel he was never going to get better

more panacur and probiotics

as a last resort he had a 2 week course of injected penicillin.

the infection cleared up but still no weight gain

his diet was always good, excel dwarf and junior, good hay and some herbs/veg fresh water.

The vets last suggestion was to continue this diet, but to restrict his exercise
and over a few months he put the weight back on and is now his happy healthy self but cuddlier.

Does any of this make sense to anyone? It baffled me and quite a few vets used to treating buns...

02-05-2010, 09:33 AM
Were skull Xrays taken? Perhaps he had a periapical abcess or other infective lesion in the skull that responded to the penicillin? It could have been EC also and the Panacur had some effect? As far as I know, rabbits can and do have strokes.
Glad your buns is ok now. :)

02-05-2010, 11:24 AM
yes the main focus for the xrays were his head, with no findings.