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halfpenny
11-10-2012, 03:24 PM
I noticed that Snuffles had a wee lump on her eyebrow yesterday- rather like she had run into something( being blind it is possible) so I decided to monitor it, today it had a dark centre but is no bigger and there are no others on her. On checking Olga, she had the appearance of conjunctivitis and a lump on her eyelid, some tiny scabs on her nose and a lump behind her ears.
The vet thinks it could be myxo but too early to tell, Oglala has had a micotil injection ( I know people disagree with micotil in rabbits but my vets use it for pastureland type infections) and they both have fucithalmic. We have ordered advantage to treat all the Aberdeen buns and they are still separate from ' my lot', so we thing they will be ok.
The Aberdeen rabbits were vaccinated on the 27/9 and most are in hutches in the stables, I have seen no myxo rabbits around here and my vets have only had 2 myxo rabbits in, a month or so ago. I am hopeful it's not myxo, if it is my vet is hopeful it is the nodular form and they will have a 50/ 50 chance of survival.
Both girls are now in the utility room, in isolation from the others.
I seem to remember reading on here that a high temp helps fight the infection, can anybody recall the details!

Bluesmum
11-10-2012, 04:36 PM
Oh no :(
I hope that it isn't too bad a case if you know what I mean.

Will be thinking of you all.xx

susie bun
11-10-2012, 04:39 PM
Oh no, sending lots of vibes. xxx

ShazzaBunny
11-10-2012, 04:42 PM
Was gutted to hear when Debbie phoned :( hope the girls can make a full recovery!

I will keep an eye on the two "Aberdeen" fosters i have here, worrying times :(

*lily*
11-10-2012, 04:42 PM
Oh no, hoping that it isn't myxo :(

Captain Helen
11-10-2012, 05:20 PM
Oh no :cry: Sending lots of vibes xx

mini lop1
11-10-2012, 05:22 PM
:cry: oh no, sending lots of vibes

Tinsel
11-10-2012, 07:49 PM
Really hope it's not the dreaded myxi.... :?

bunnymadhouse
11-10-2012, 07:54 PM
are you sure its myxi and not myxi type symptoms that are side effects of the vaccine .. we have had three that developed lumps which scabbed . they were fine in 2 weeks .

f you read the info on novibac website it does say that this can happen and that rabbits that react this way then have a greater imunity .

hurricanhoney
11-10-2012, 08:00 PM
Hope the bunnies are OK.

halfpenny
11-10-2012, 08:00 PM
are you sure its myxi and not myxi type symptoms that are side effects of the vaccine .. we have had three that developed lumps which scabbed . they were fine in 2 weeks .

f you read the info on novibac website it does say that this can happen and that rabbits that react this way then have a greater imunity .

I hope you are right, I'll get the vet to check the info on this. How do you know the difference. I personally cannot believe it is myxo as I have had rabbits here, arriving unvaccinated and during outbreaks where rabbits were dying in our fields, but I also know anything is possible.
Olga looks worse and has conjunctivitis- has this happened with your buns too?
Thanks for the info though, I've got Snuffles in tomorrow as I just rushed Olga in today, so will talk to the vet then.

halfpenny
11-10-2012, 11:06 PM
Found the bit about temp, they should be kept at about 21-22 degrees to aid recovery.

ShazzaBunny
12-10-2012, 08:11 AM
Hope they are ok, i cant stop thinking about you and the bunnies :(

On the bright side (for my fosters) David said it was contracted after the FBRC ones came down from Aberdeen, which doesnt help you, but saves a panic here.

susie bun
12-10-2012, 08:14 AM
Keeping up vibes for the bunnies. xxx

bunnymadhouse
12-10-2012, 08:21 AM
I hope you are right, I'll get the vet to check the info on this. How do you know the difference. I personally cannot believe it is myxo as I have had rabbits here, arriving unvaccinated and during outbreaks where rabbits were dying in our fields, but I also know anything is possible.
Olga looks worse and has conjunctivitis- has this happened with your buns too?
Thanks for the info though, I've got Snuffles in tomorrow as I just rushed Olga in today, so will talk to the vet then.

i was in a panic too when it happened with the first as id had a wildie in my garden ..:shock:

but then another who was with a fosterer but had been vaccs same day had similar symptoms and we knew that it was too much of a coincidence not to be reaction to the vaccine .. these reactions were between 1 and 2 weeks after vaccs .

then another bun ...housebun ...with a fosterer had a similar but worse reaction .. again around 2 weeks after vaccs ...

the first two we treat with tiacil eyedrops as the sores were on the eye lids and we wanted to prevent complications ... fir and well otherwise ...totaly gone within 2 weeks .

the third had a swelling on genitals and lumps on ears .. treat with antibiotics as a precaution and again cleared up quickly . no other problems.

time scale and everything fits .. im 100% confident as is my vet that it was side effects from vaccine .

louise .. you can look up the info yourself ..you dont need to ask your vet .. i found it easily .

of course there is a possibility its myxi yours have ...but it sounmds very much as our experience ..so i think possibly not .

halfpenny
13-10-2012, 08:01 PM
Olga has another lump in the other eyelid, but other than that they seem bright. I am hoping it is a reaction to the vaccine, but at the same time have to be careful just in case.
I have antibiotic injection to give, Olga is on fucithalmic and fibreplex but there are the usual amounts of poops, so I hope it's a good sign.

I went through the notes with the vet and he also thinks it could be a vaccine reaction, but we cannot assume,just in case it is the infection.

bunnymadhouse
16-10-2012, 08:41 AM
Olga has another lump in the other eyelid, but other than that they seem bright. I am hoping it is a reaction to the vaccine, but at the same time have to be careful just in case.
I have antibiotic injection to give, Olga is on fucithalmic and fibreplex but there are the usual amounts of poops, so I hope it's a good sign.

I went through the notes with the vet and he also thinks it could be a vaccine reaction, but we cannot assume,just in case it is the infection.

has your vet contacted the company ... all these reactions need reporting so that the company can keep updating their info

susie bun
16-10-2012, 09:44 AM
Thinking of you and the affected bunnies. xxx

natsusakura
16-10-2012, 03:21 PM
how's it all going today? xxxx

halfpenny
16-10-2012, 07:39 PM
Both rabbits seem no worse, Olga has another lump on her other eye, but is as grumpy as can be so isn't easy to examine or treat. Snuffles lump has not changed and other than sneezing more which may be due to being inside, seems fine (she always has sneezed, hence the name Snuffles- she wasn't named by us)
I really do not think it myxo now, surely they would be an awful lot worse by now, wouldn't they?

natsusakura
17-10-2012, 02:51 AM
Its deffo something to be watched.
Even if it is myxo then cause they were vaccinated surely that would be helpig to fight it off?
Either way I hope they recover fast from whatever it is xxxx

Collielover
17-10-2012, 04:00 PM
Just caught up on this thread when Redge and Mabel Had myxi last year they got no worse than they did the first day when we found it....They were kept inside for the 3 weeks and seemed no worse than when they first caught it.........I have brought one of our Rabbits in at the moment also she has swelling around eyes and a runny noise she has no other signs..This rabbit has went through alot in the past year she went through back legs weakness and with diffrent test we never realy got to the bottom of it...She stil has some weakeness on back legs and well she is a unwell bun at the moment . I dont fell its anything to do with Mxyi and neither does my vet we are treaten her with Antibotices and pain killers and will make a dession on friday about her. This rabbit also had her injection just over a month ago .

halfpenny
19-10-2012, 07:40 PM
I've just spoken to the vet who saw Olga, the nodules have pretty much gone and she seems brighter, Snuffles was always bright. He thinks its unlikely to have been even nodular mxyo and is going to call the vaccine company on monday to report a possible vaccine reaction. He thinks we can step down the quarantine procedures and carry on with our neutering plans, what a relief.
Hopefully if nothing else it prevents rabbits possibly being PTS when they do not have the virus.

Poor man, he thought I was calling to say I had an outbreak of myxo in the rest of my buns, so was delighted when I said the affected ones were better.

Tinsel
19-10-2012, 07:48 PM
Excellent news! :thumb:

susie bun
19-10-2012, 07:55 PM
Great news! :thumb:

bunnymadhouse
19-10-2012, 07:57 PM
:thumb::thumb: