Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: New to Forum - rabbit has balance problems

  1. #1
    New Kit
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Fort Collins
    Posts
    2

    Default New to Forum - rabbit has balance problems

    My bunny Faith stands to scratch and then falls over on her side. She seems to have lost her sense of balance. I don't know what to do or where to look in this site for answers. I will continue to learn how to navigate this site. Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Wise Old Thumper
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    gone
    Posts
    46,118

    Default

    Vet asap?

  3. #3
    Forum Buddy MiniC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    7,537

    Default

    You should take your rabbit to a vet as soon as you can - rabbits can deteriorate fast, and the sooner you get things looked into the better.

    Is your rabbit eating,drinking and pooing ok?

    P.s. best to call now, so you don't have to make a trip to the emergency vet - they can cost a lot more.

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    44,433

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BinaryBob7 View Post
    My bunny Faith stands to scratch and then falls over on her side. She seems to have lost her sense of balance. I don't know what to do or where to look in this site for answers. I will continue to learn how to navigate this site. Any suggestions?

    Hi there and welcome

    There can be many reasons for what you've described, ear issues, neurological as well as the parasite E.C.

    There's some info in these links which might help a bit, but it's no substitute for a good vet doing a full and thorough assessment.


    http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/pdfs/Ecuniculi_Lft.pdf

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Neurology/head_tilt.htm

    http://www.veterinarywebinars.com/me...se_Rabbits.pdf

    http://www.dechra.co.uk/therapy-area...ion/e-cuniculi

    http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/paresis.html

    http://www.disabledrabbits.com/paralysis.html

    http://rabbit.org/hind-limb-weakness-in-the-rabbit/

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Neurolo...ls/paresis.htm


    I'm sorry to give you a list of possibilities, but that's what it is at the moment - a bit of an unknown quantity and I wanted to try and give you a fuller picture of what you may be dealing with.

    Do keep posting and if you want to you can upload a photo of Faith (I love that name):

    These links may help you with posting photos:

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...nother-website

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...to-Post-Photos

    Photobucket isn't working, so you may have to register with Imgur or another photo-hosting site

  5. #5
    Forum Buddy mini lop1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    51,047

    Default

    welcome to the forum, what MM says is good, let us know how your bunny gets on at vets


    IF YOU NEED HELP WITH ANYTHING PLEASE SEND ME A PM OR ANY OF THE OTHER FORUM BUDDIES

  6. #6
    Warren Scout jerseygirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    483

    Default

    Hi BinaryBob7

    Im sorry {{{Faith}}} is not doing so well. I echo the others in suggesting prompt vet care. The sooner this is treated, the better the outcome usually. The most common cause for loss of balance like this is inner ear infection, though there can be other causes. It can progress to a condition known as head-tilt http://sawneeanimalclinic.com/downlo...in_rabbits.pdf

    Here are some vets in Fort Collins known to be "rabbit savvy" - in case you do not know of any as yet.

    Source: http://coloradohrs.org/vet-list/

    Marta Dean
    LaPorte Animal Clinic
    3333 W County Rd 54 G
    LaPorte
    (970) 490-1999

    Matt Johnston
    James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    300 West Drake Road
    Fort Collins, CO 80523
    970-297-4477 (appointments and emergencies)
    970-297-4218 (voice mail)

    Source: http://wabbitwiki.com/wiki/Colorado

    Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    300 West Drake Road Fort Collins, CO 80523
    970-297-4477
    Dr. Matthew Johnston sees rabbits.

    Friendship Hospital for Animals
    1103 Oak Park Drive, Suite 101
    Fort Collins, CO 80525
    970-206-1868
    Dr. Julie Smith

    Raintree Animal Hospital
    2335 S Shields St.
    Fort Collins, CO 80526
    970-482-1987
    Dr. Denise J. Normington
    avatar: Honesty ~ Jean Bradbury

  7. #7
    New Kit
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    southampton, hapmshire
    Posts
    23

    Default

    Sad to know she's not ok. but yes, Bring her to the vet

  8. #8
    Forum Buddy MiniC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    7,537

    Default

    I wonder if admin could move this to Rabbit Chat? Newbies might not realise they need to be signed in to see this part of the forum, but I don't want the OP to miss the advice...

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    44,433

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniC View Post
    I wonder if admin could move this to Rabbit Chat? Newbies might not realise they need to be signed in to see this part of the forum, but I don't want the OP to miss the advice...

    That's a good idea MiniC

  10. #10
    Administrator KarenM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    37,808

    Default

    I've moved it to health as it's a health related issue. Hopefully other people may be able to offer advice and the OP can view the health section without logging in.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •