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    @MightyMax (tagging your post didn't seem to work)

    He was on Baytril but the course ended.

    The new lump is just a cm or two along his jaw from one of the scabs.. further 'up' to jaw towards his face if that makes sense.
    He didn't get Penicillin injections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azucena View Post
    He did have X-rays and the cause appears to be tooth root elongation. He's been on Baytril. Unfortunately I was at uni so couldn't attend his follow up appointment with him last week so wasn't able to ask questions.
    Perhaps it'd be a good idea to discuss treating him with a more 'heavy duty' abx. As Shimmer suggested an injectable Penicillin can be useful. Is your Vet very 'Rabbit Savvy' ? The treatment of Dental abscesses are challenging and not all Vets are fully up to speed on the best way to approach the problem. If you have confidence in your Vet and they are 'Rabbit Savvy' great, but if not would a referral to a Specialist be an option ?

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    @Shimmer (again, tagging from other message did not work)

    He had a week of Baytril syringed.
    The lump is close to the old one and very pea-like. You can see if.. as if there is a small pea under his skin.
    We weren't advised to leave his wound open, although the surgery wounds do look to be healing quite well.
    Last edited by Azucena; 12-06-2017 at 11:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Perhaps it'd be a good idea to discuss treating him with a more 'heavy duty' abx. As Shimmer suggested an injectable Penicillin can be useful. Is your Vet very 'Rabbit Savvy' ? The treatment of Dental abscesses are challenging and not all Vets are fully up to speed on the best way to approach the problem. If you have confidence in your Vet and they are 'Rabbit Savvy' great, but if not would a referral to a Specialist be an option ?
    Here's a bit more info'

    http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com...ID=1&sk=&date=

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Perhaps it'd be a good idea to discuss treating him with a more 'heavy duty' abx. As Shimmer suggested an injectable Penicillin can be useful. Is your Vet very 'Rabbit Savvy' ? The treatment of Dental abscesses are challenging and not all Vets are fully up to speed on the best way to approach the problem. If you have confidence in your Vet and they are 'Rabbit Savvy' great, but if not would a referral to a Specialist be an option ?
    He's very competent with surgery regarding rabbits, guinea pigs, etc. but I'm not sure of his experience with dental abscesses exactly.
    Would referral be something I bring up at the next appointment? Do I suggest someone, or should the vet know who would be best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Thank you - that was very useful.. I think a specialist may be needed.. Can I just ring up a specialist directly or would I need to discuss with my current vet first during the next appointment?

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    Sorry to hear your little bunny is having trouble. I just rang my specialist direct to get an appointment, it just speeds everything up. You can then ask for your surgery to send the notes over to the other surgery so the specialist is up to speed on what treatment has been given. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azucena View Post
    Thank you - that was very useful.. I think a specialist may be needed.. Can I just ring up a specialist directly or would I need to discuss with my current vet first during the next appointment?
    If you call a Specialist yourself you will need to give him/her your current Vet's contact details so the Specialist/Second Opinion Vet can request that your Rabbit's notes are emailed to them straight away x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azucena View Post
    Thank you - that was very useful.. I think a specialist may be needed.. Can I just ring up a specialist directly or would I need to discuss with my current vet first during the next appointment?

    You can go to any vet or specialist that will see you without a referral. Otherwise you can get your vet to refer you, if the specialist *only* takes referrals.

    The new vet will want the history from your vet, to know what treatment has been carried out so far.

    I would ring up a rabbit savvy vet asap if I were you.

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    I would ask your vet if they can recommend someone for a referral. If you make first contact, I would give your vet a courtesy call so they know what's happening and to expect a contact from the specialist. You will need them on side for continued treatment any future issues, so they would also need to know what's happening.

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