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AshnGrace
27-08-2010, 07:59 PM
Bio Lapis is prescribed by vets to aid in restarting a rabbits digestion after Statis. Please could someone advise me if its worth buying some in case this was to happen to him again? And also some vitamin drops to add to water to help prevent this from happening again? As well as of course watching what I'm feeding him.

Mackers
27-08-2010, 08:14 PM
I could be wrong but I think Bio Lapis is simply a pro-biotic, similar to Avipro or Pro-C. You can get Pro-C in Pets at Home for about 4.99. It may also be worth investing in a bottle of Infacol. At the first hint of a gassy tummy, I give 1ml of Infacol (and some Metacam but this is a Prescription Only medication). Not 100% sure if Bio-Lapis is simply a pro-biotic but I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong. But it certainly wouldn't hurt to have some in stock. Places like Vet UK sell it online.

AshnGrace
27-08-2010, 08:41 PM
Description is here from Amazon Do you still think its worth it then?

A critical care formulation for rabbits and small pets containing poiotics, prebiotics, electrolytes and vitamins.Specifically formulated as a critical care formulation: Electrolytes help to re-hydrate the animal and prevent against subsequent dehydration. Includes beneficial microorganisms to rapidly populate the gastrointestinal tract Prebiotics to enhance the growth of beneficial micro-organisms.Use:One sachet per day for at least 5 days, or for as long as considered necessary by a veterinary surgeon.Pack size: 15 x 2g sachets.

http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=3990016

purplebumble
27-08-2010, 08:50 PM
i have just updated half our critical box.......and next is the two things you MUST have in your box.

bio lapis......add it to water or food..yes probiotic...BUT add 50ml to ONE sachet and you have a syringeable isotonic solution. An isotonic solution is like the sports drinks if you like..it rehyrdates ...buns who have stasis or excess cecals from dental probs or pain...need their salts imblalances sorting.

The other must have is a probiotic paste...that is also full of fibre ..much needed fibre for buns with stasis. Its called FIBREPLEX.

if you have frenchie then its one tube a day for three days..and its pricey but hey bunnys health has no cost when theyre so ill. Its cheaper with smaller buns:wave:

vet uk is a good place to buy..youre vet should also have this stuff..if not at the branch surgeries then able to bring it in from the main hospital.

AshnGrace
27-08-2010, 08:59 PM
Thanks Purplebumble. Please can you send me a link to your post on the critical box because i'd like to start stocking up in case he gets ill again. He's not eating much hay i know he should be, eats some straw is that okay? Or should i take it out until hes fully recovered?

purplebumble
27-08-2010, 09:08 PM
lol my critical box is my own lists..everybody has different stuff in theres. however i can pm you the list:wave:

rachylou
27-08-2010, 11:26 PM
In our emergency box we have:


Plastic Baby Spoons
Baby Food- Hipp Organic Banana and Peach desert &
Hipp Organic Apple and Banana Puree
Bio Lapis Sachets- http://www.vetuk.co.uk/digestive-sup...t-15x2g-p-1175
Critical Care- http://www.vetuk.co.uk/digestive-sup...bivores-p-2426
Science Recovery- http://www.vetuk.co.uk/supreme-pet-f...sachets-p-1971
Evian Bottled Water
Infacol- Baby wind relief
Pinapple Chunks
Peppermint and Nettle Herbal Tea Bags
Avipro Plus- http://www.vetuk.co.uk/digestive-sup...ro-plus-p-1225
Sudocrem- Another baby product- nappy rash
Fibreplex - http://www.vetuk.co.uk/digestive-sup...rodents-p-1180
Panacur- http://www.vetuk.co.uk/worming-produ...aste-5g-p-1105
Activon Tube- Medical Grade Manuka Honey - http://www.advancis.co.uk/shop/produ...oductID=CR3830
Beaphar Carrot Drink
Grooming Wipes
Injectable Metaclopramide (Ask vets)
Oral Zantac Syrup (Ask vets)
Various sized syringes- exp http://www.vetuk.co.uk/veterinary-su...-singles-p-735
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hurricanhoney
28-08-2010, 03:21 PM
Yes definitely worth having supplies in. My bunnies don't like the taste of biolapis they prefer Avipro or Lacto B. I made a mistake today and thought I had lots of fibreplex in I really needed it for Honey this morning :( I'm going to do a audit on my first aid kit later and order more supplies.