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Suzi Wong
09-09-2014, 06:10 PM
There has been so much about Panacur lately. I have never used it and wouldn't even know if it was needed.
How do you know?

Jack's-Jane
09-09-2014, 06:20 PM
It is a Wormer in a group of drugs called Benzimidazoles. The generic name is 'Fenbendazole'. It is used to treat intestinal parasites and also as part of the treatment protocol of Encephalitizoon Cuniculi (EC)

Suzi Wong
09-09-2014, 06:23 PM
So how would you know if they have intestinal parasites? Would it just be from having poos analysed or do rabbits show other signs?

Willowsmum
09-09-2014, 06:27 PM
So how would you know if they have intestinal parasites? Would it just be from having poos analysed or do rabbits show other signs?

EC can be detected in urine, poops and bloods but only usually shows when they are I'll or under great stress.....not worth doing just for sake of it because even if they are carriers it won't show :wave:

Jack's-Jane
09-09-2014, 06:42 PM
Intestinal Worms Graphic images on this link

http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/GI_diseases/Parasitic_diseases/Nem_gen/Nematodes.htm

EC info :

http://www.gwexotics.com/wccms-resources/a/5/0/e/77554b90-a660-11e0-a685-0050568626ea.pdf

Panacur Rabbit Paste

http://www.msd-animal-health.co.uk/binaries/PANACUR_Owner_6pp_tcm80-72089.pdf

Stator
09-09-2014, 11:17 PM
The vet will tell you if you need to use Panacur to treat E.C.

Some people suggest using Panacur a few times a year to prevent E.C. developing, but this is controversial, some vets recommend it, some don't. In this case you give Panacur for 9 days.

Alfagirl
10-09-2014, 12:19 PM
We used Panacur to treat EC in Oliver over Christmas (he had a 28 day course).
My vet now recommends that we treat all our bunnies every 4 months, as we now have EC 'in the colony'. This is a 9 day course and all rabbits are treated at the same time, with a deep clean of all housing and toys on day 7.