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    I've found another link, it's 1ml I had to give her once a day to boost her immune system.

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...ight=echinacea

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    Cpayne thank you so much for all your help. Much appreciated.
    My Scampy is only 8 months old and is under 2kg.
    One last Echinacea question...did you squirt the 1 ml directly into your girl or dilute it with water?

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    No just syringed the full syringe into her. I was told not to dilute it. Scampy is larger than Doughnut so 1ml should be fine. Hope it gives him a boost and you get the infection under control.

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    That's a great help! I'll let you know how good (or bad) she is at letting me!
    I got the Nature's Answer one because it's alcohol free but it comes with Goldenseal, which is another good herb I believe.
    I also read about putting Apple Cider Vinegar in their water to help them with infections etc.
    I'm a nurse so I'm aware she needs medical intervention too, but I'm trying my best to make her immunity stronger.
    She's cost me more at the vets this year than my dog, 2 cats and the other rabbit have in total, so gotta try something

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    I know the feeling I spent about 2,000 trying to find out what was wrong with Doughnut in about 4 months, she only cost me 30.

    I don't know about the vinegar. Well the Echinacea certainly won't harm him so worth trying. I think the probiotic I got was Avipro and again my specialist told me to put it on food or let her lap it up as in the water it's diluted again and don't get a lot. I don't think Doughnut really liked the Echinacea if I remember rightly but she liked the Avipro!

    Yes keep us all updated on how you get on. Seems like he needs an antibiotic specifically for that infection if it is an infection.

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    Hi CPayne. Just to update you that we actually didn't restart any antibiotics as her discharge is clear we think she has allergies rather than infection. Sometimes she will sneeze constantly for an hour or two and other times not at all. As she is free roaming in my bedroom I think something in there is irritating her. I have ordered a shed from Boyles and she will move outside once that arrives in a few months time, just in time for the nicer weather.
    Also I was chatting to a different vet when I was in his shop buying dog food and he actually recommended giving her some Piriton for the sneezing. I never even thought of that! So I will, but she hasn't needed it yet. Next flare up she has I will try it, although I am aware it can cause drowsiness.
    She has been taking her Echinacea and Vit C tablets and fingers crossed her immunity is improving.
    Thank you again for all your help and advice

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    My bun is on abx for an abscess. I give him a powdered probiotic twice a day, at least 2 hours before or after the abx. Abx kills off all bacteria - good and bad - and the probiotic replenishes the good. So far, his GI system is working normally. He's been on the med for six days, four more to go.

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    Well that's good it isn't an infection. Pleased her immunity is improving

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirleyGirl View Post
    My bun is on abx for an abscess. I give him a powdered probiotic twice a day, at least 2 hours before or after the abx. Abx kills off all bacteria - good and bad - and the probiotic replenishes the good. So far, his GI system is working normally. He's been on the med for six days, four more to go.
    Thank you for the advice SG...which powdered probiotic did you give please? Is it easy to find on line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpayne View Post
    Well that's good it isn't an infection. Pleased her immunity is improving
    Thank you CP...I really believe the Echinaeca has helped the most! I don't even have to give her the Piriton now.

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