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    About 10days ago Apache had a damp nose, no snot just wet so he was given 7days baytril, there was no improvement so we went to the vet and we noticed that his face looked a bit droopy on one side but apart from that there were no other physical signs he was ill, just a bit dribbly, so I brought him home.

    On wednesday I noticed his eye was a little weepy, on the side of the face that's ok, so this friday we went back to see the vet - the sum of his symptoms now are that the right side of his face has drooped further (Bells palsy type thing) his left eye is watery, no pus, but his ear glands (?) are very swollen. The vets have put him on metacam and baytril over the weekend, hoping it is an infection or inflammation, and if there is no sign of improvement he is going to have x-rays at the beginning of next week ....

    But this am he was a bit wobbly on his feet - am I being dramatic thinking this is really not good and there could be something very worrying going on in his head? The biggest concern I have is that, whilst he is eating and pooping fine, he is very subdued
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    It sounds like a middle ear problem to me.
    My Bernie Bunny has had the exact same symptoms. A skull Xray is the only way to diagnose the problem fully.
    Personally I'd want Bun on more heavy duty abx by injection from today as his symptoms are worsening despite Baytril. I'd want Bun on a high dose of Metacam too-up to 0.3mg/kg every 12 hours. I'd also start Panacur to 'cover all bases'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post

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    Thank you!

    And thank you for the re-assurance. My head was going down the tumour route and all sorts! I'm in work but going to ring the vets as soon as they open and have a chat with them and see if they will prescribe something heavier for him as Andy can pick up for me or whether they want him in today.

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    my first thoughts were also middle ear infection so i hope it can be treated effectivly lots of vibes xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunlover View Post
    my first thoughts were also middle ear infection so i hope it can be treated effectivly lots of vibes xxx
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    It sounds like a middle ear problem to me.
    My Bernie Bunny has had the exact same symptoms. A skull Xray is the only way to diagnose the problem fully.
    Personally I'd want Bun on more heavy duty abx by injection from today as his symptoms are worsening despite Baytril. I'd want Bun on a high dose of Metacam too-up to 0.3mg/kg every 12 hours. I'd also start Panacur to 'cover all bases'.

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    Lexie looks just like this too, she developed a droop about 8 months ago now and though all her other symptoms cleared up her face never went back to normal. She also shook her ears alot at the time, which indicated an ear problem.

    I'd never seen or heard of it in another rabbit before now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sooz View Post
    Lexie looks just like this too, she developed a droop about 8 months ago now and though all her other symptoms cleared up her face never went back to normal. She also shook her ears alot at the time, which indicated an ear problem.

    I'd never seen or heard of it in another rabbit before now.
    Bernie has a permanent wonky face now. She has had more middle ear infections than I care to remember



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sooz View Post
    Lexie looks just like this too, she developed a droop about 8 months ago now and though all her other symptoms cleared up her face never went back to normal. She also shook her ears alot at the time, which indicated an ear problem.

    I'd never seen or heard of it in another rabbit before now.
    What other symptoms did she have Sooz? I am feeling encouraged as Apache was shaking his head this am which is what knocked him off balance initially .... starting to hope it's not a tumour now!! He has ceperex to tide him over til monday now when he is going back in to see my regular vet .... typical isn't it? He saw two vets yesterday and both are off shift today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chloaster View Post
    What other symptoms did she have Sooz? I am feeling encouraged as Apache was shaking his head this am which is what knocked him off balance initially .... starting to hope it's not a tumour now!! He has ceperex to tide him over til monday now when he is going back in to see my regular vet .... typical isn't it? He saw two vets yesterday and both are off shift today!
    Well she has always had eye problems and her remaining eye streamed pretty continuously, and she would just flick her head so both ears would jump up in the air a few times, she did it quite frequently. She also has chronic Pasteurella related 'snuffles'. I didn't notice any balance problems personally.

    Everything bar the droop has cleared up on the Oxytet' injections.

    This is going to sound silly but I can't really work out which side of her face is the 'normal' one, just that it's wonky, the vets thought the problem was the opposite side to me.


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    Have you considered, the fact bunny may of had a stroke?
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