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esupi
16-06-2014, 10:05 PM
Just had a call from a friend who has found a baby domesticated rabbit at the side of the road with a broken leg - looks like it's been hit by a car.
She's got in a box for now in the dark/quiet and is ringing her local vets.

Any advice/ideas what to do next?

eta should have said it's a hind leg fracture. I don't know what the prognosis is for those (assuming it survives the shock).

Bunny Buddy
16-06-2014, 10:10 PM
No advice beyond what your friend has already done.

Poor bubba :cry: If the bunny is very young I won't rate his/her chances though :cry:


Sending miracle vibes.


ETA:

eta should have said it's a hind leg fracture. I don't know what the prognosis is for those (assuming it survives the shock).

With older bunnies they can cope quite well with amputation of hind leg (I think hind leg is better prognosis than fore leg but not 100% sure on that). I doubt there's many vets who would go to the trouble of mending the leg and if they do it would be very expensive - amputation being much cheaper.

parsnipbun
16-06-2014, 10:11 PM
Just had a call from a friend who has found a baby domesticated rabbit at the side of the road with a broken leg - looks like it's been hit by a car.
She's got in a box for now in the dark/quiet and is ringing her local vets.

Any advice/ideas what to do next?

eta should have said it's a hind leg fracture. I don't know what the prognosis is for those (assuming it survives the shock).

vets - hind leg fractures can either be pinned or hind leg removed. They do amazingly well with hind leg removals.

MightyMax
16-06-2014, 10:13 PM
Hopefully the vet will take it in and treat as necessary. Then try to find out where it came from.

Poor little mite, hope it will be OK :love:

esupi
16-06-2014, 10:14 PM
vets - hind leg fractures can either be pinned or hind leg removed. They do amazingly well with hind leg removals.

Do they have a good quality of life? How to they periscope/clean etc?

Fee
16-06-2014, 10:15 PM
Vibes being sent xx

Tamsin
16-06-2014, 10:19 PM
Yes, pinning is an option but it's more expensive, and can be difficult eg if the bun is a chewer, and it's more expensive. Rabbit's cope fine on three legs. If will really need a vet to work out the best option. They may dose it up with painkillers and splint it in a very young bunny and see how it heals.

mini lop1
16-06-2014, 10:20 PM
Do they have a good quality of life? How to they periscope/clean etc?

yes our vets did similar operation on a rabbit, and there was no stopping him afterwards

esupi
16-06-2014, 10:40 PM
:( it died just as she got to the vets with it.

RIP little bunny.

MightyMax
16-06-2014, 10:46 PM
So sad. Run free little bunny. No more pain :love:

tulsi
16-06-2014, 11:15 PM
Awww. RIP little rabbit. x

Clare-uk
16-06-2014, 11:51 PM
Poor little bun, binky free baby xx

Toffee pops
17-06-2014, 01:20 PM
Have fun at the bridge baby bun x

Kermit
17-06-2014, 01:22 PM
Sleep tight little one xx