View Full Version : SUDDEN DEATH; can some buns CARRY fatal bun illnesses?

11-12-2011, 09:59 AM
My friend has lost 3 buns this year, all after being bonded with her female, all from different places, and all very suddenly (though the first one always battled to keep weight on).

Could her female bun be carrying something/resistant to something that the males aren't?

Ive asked her to get a PM, its the only way to have some idea. :(

Cocoidosis? VHD? Bordetella?

BTW, both buns are always vacced and neutered (the female is spayed).

11-12-2011, 10:40 AM
That is worrying. :( No chance there's something in their setup that's poisoning them?

11-12-2011, 11:26 AM
Nope, shes had a new set up and just lost her 3rd last night :(

11-12-2011, 11:36 AM
I think I know who you're talking about :( I just couldn't believe it when I saw her status on FB. It all seems so very strange :(

The Duchess
11-12-2011, 11:47 AM
That's awful news. I think I'd urge the person to get a PM done on the last one too if there are no clues as to why this is happening.

I think that VHD would have to be the most likely candidate, despite vaccination if it's totally unexpected and sudden, unless there are other underlying issues that could have affected all of them. No other way to know so I hope the owner goes for it.

11-12-2011, 07:18 PM
Oh how awful :( I would suspect coccidioisis - buns that survive cocci become immune to that particular strain, so it's possible that she's becoma a symptomless carrier. I would strongly recommend getting a faecal sample from her tested to see if it contains either a higher number of spores than usual or a small number of the particularly virulent strains such as hepatic cocci. I really hope she manages to get some answers xx