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    Young Bun
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    Default Help please, to vet or not to vet?

    Hi,
    I noticed my little bun nibbler had a large scab (about the size of a 10p) on her back 2 days ago. I'm not sure how she hurt herself but I looked and it seemed to be healing well so I left it alone. Then i checked yesterday and there seemed to be a sore / exposed part where she has either hurt herself again or scratched a small part of the scab off. Do you think I should take her to the vet? If it was my cat I'd bathe it with salt water and leave it to heal but as it's a bun i'm not sure. Any advice appreciated.
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    if it looks sore it could be getting infected.. id take my bun to the vets and get some anti-biotics

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    Has she had any vaccinations/injections in the last few weeks ?
    If so it may be a local skin reaction which should scab over and heal.

    If the wound looks very red or weepy then I would get your Vet to take a look at it incase there is infection present. If it looks clean and dry and not inflammed just leave it alone and check on it a couple of times a day to make sure it is continuing to heal.


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    thanks for your advice, the wound is red but dry - no weeping, doesn't seem infected. Both my buns recently had myxi and vhd jabs so could be a reaction.
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    One of my buns once had a nasty skin reaction to Cylap VHD vaccination. It sounds exactly like the sore/scab on your bunny. Was quite horrific to look at and I'd never have Cylap again for that very reason. They've never had a reaction to Lapinject (so far).

    Hope your bunny is doing OK.


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    Thanks, is there anything I can bathe it with? It looks like it's healing but i just want to stave of any infection.
    Nibbler and Snowball

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    my vet once said i could use Salvon or savlon (cant remember what its called) when Alvin had a scab because of injections, obviously to take him in if it didnt heal right..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajr231 View Post
    Thanks, is there anything I can bathe it with? It looks like it's healing but i just want to stave of any infection.
    I would not apply anything to it as IME it just aggrevates the skin more and draws Bun's attention to it making them scratch at it and/or lick it.

    If you remain concerned ask your Vet to take a look. If it was a reaction to the VHD Vaccine (more likely than to the Myxo one) then it needs recording in your Rabbit's Clinical Records anyway. The Vet may want to prescribe a systemic anti-inflammatory (Metacam) as skin reactions to the VHD Vaccine, if they occur, can be quite nasty and wide-spread. So minimising the inflammatory response is a good idea.


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