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    Default Oreo had a Blood Test yesterday

    The results were his Cholesterol is low and Liver enzymes low. They gave him 2 injections - Anivit B12 and Laurabolin and sent him home with Panacur. I have to take him back in 2 weeks to see if he has put any weight on. Does anyone have any more advice on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonibun View Post
    The results were his Cholesterol is low and Liver enzymes low. They gave him 2 injections - Anivit B12 and Laurabolin and sent him home with Panacur. I have to take him back in 2 weeks to see if he has put any weight on. Does anyone have any more advice on this?
    Did the Vet check kidney function ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by tonibun View Post
    The results were his Cholesterol is low and Liver enzymes low. They gave him 2 injections - Anivit B12 and Laurabolin and sent him home with Panacur. I have to take him back in 2 weeks to see if he has put any weight on. Does anyone have any more advice on this?

    What did the vet say had caused this?

    How old is Oreo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Did the Vet check kidney function ?
    The Vet 'phoned me up and I missed some of what she said as the line wasn't very good. I am sure she said his kidneys were ok, it might be his liver or he isn't absorbing the nutrients through his gut. They didn't say what might have caused it. He seemed different post neuter but that was a year ago. It's a mystery. If he hasn't put any weight on in 2 weeks they can do further tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonibun View Post
    The Vet 'phoned me up and I missed some of what she said as the line wasn't very good. I am sure she said his kidneys were ok, it might be his liver or he isn't absorbing the nutrients through his gut. They didn't say what might have caused it. He seemed different post neuter but that was a year ago. It's a mystery. If he hasn't put any weight on in 2 weeks they can do further tests.

    One of my rabbits showed abnormal liver enzymes on testing, although the kidneys were functioning normally. He too had a problem with weight.

    I am sure the anabolic steroid will help, and the B vitamins

    Do you know how old he is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonibun View Post
    The Vet 'phoned me up and I missed some of what she said as the line wasn't very good. I am sure she said his kidneys were ok, it might be his liver or he isn't absorbing the nutrients through his gut. They didn't say what might have caused it. He seemed different post neuter but that was a year ago. It's a mystery. If he hasn't put any weight on in 2 weeks they can do further tests.
    It sounds as though the Vet wants to rule out protein losing enteropathy (which is rare in Rabbits)

    https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/182565-overview


    Did the Vet mention treating for possible hepatic coccidiosis ? Far more common than PLE. A severe coccidia load can cause low albumin levels (albumin is a liver enzyme).

    http://wildpro.twycrosszoo.org/S/00d...is_rabbits.htm

    https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...abbits&f=false

    I expect that your Vet is aware that treatment with Panacur does not address coccidiosis. Also, if a Rabbit is on Fenbendazole (the active ingredient in Panacur) it might effect liver enzyme levels should a blood test be taken again whilst Oreo is on it.



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    Oreo is 2 yrs old. When he was neutered I noticed he calmed down drastically straightaway but otherwise he was normal. The other thing I have noticed is now and again he will produce an irregular shaped pooh. He is much quieter than the average bunny but eats well and spends a lot of time munching on his hay. When the Vet felt his tummy she thought it felt a bit doughy? I also asked her to examine his ears as I have noticed him shaking his head a couple of times, which is not normal. She said they were a bit crusty but mustn't have considered it to be connected with his condition.

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    Hope you get the answers and bunny improves x

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