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    Hi everyone,
    I have noticed Winston has some strange greyish sort of lumpy scabby skin on the outer edge of one of his ears.
    It doesn't seem to be itchy or causing him any discomfort.
    Any ideas what it could be?

    Thanks
    Kerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerryh View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I have noticed Winston has some strange greyish sort of lumpy scabby skin on the outer edge of one of his ears.
    It doesn't seem to be itchy or causing him any discomfort.
    Any ideas what it could be?

    Thanks
    Kerry
    Impossible to say without being able to see it. Has he had any Vet treatment recently whereby he may have had a venous catheter inserted- ie IV drugs/fluids given via an ear vein ?

    Can you post a photo of the ear ?


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    I am really struggling to add a photo - I looked on how to but I cant seem to!
    No he hasn't had anything like that. Its very strange!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerryh View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I have noticed Winston has some strange greyish sort of lumpy scabby skin on the outer edge of one of his ears.
    It doesn't seem to be itchy or causing him any discomfort.
    Any ideas what it could be?

    Thanks
    Kerry

    Hi Kerry

    It could be any number of things, but one is ear mites .. though this usually presents on the inside of the ear:

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    http://medirabbit.com/EN/Skin_diseas.../Psoroptes.htm


    Sometimes I find a rabbit who constantly dips his head and ears into the water bowl will get a scabby bit of skin there.

    If he's been hospitalised and had IV fluids that can also cause a bit of irritation at the site, but if it's on the very outer edge this isn't likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerryh View Post
    I am really struggling to add a photo - I looked on how to but I cant seem to!
    No he hasn't had anything like that. Its very strange!

    These links may help you with posting photos:

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    Photobucket isn't working, so you may have to register with Imgur or another photo-hosting site
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerryh View Post
    I am really struggling to add a photo - I looked on how to but I cant seem to!
    No he hasn't had anything like that. Its very strange!
    What image hosting site are you using ?


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    Does this work? sorry hard to get a good photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerryh View Post
    I'd get the Vet to take a look. He/she will be able to examine your Rabbit's ear canals too. That would be the best way to establish what the problem is and to obtain any treatment that the Vet deems to be necessary. It could be ringworm, but that is just a guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerryh View Post


    Hi there Kerry

    Your photo has come through well. It's really difficult to identify what's going on, unfortunately. As I said earlier, mites is a common complaint of rabbits and it could well be that.

    Have you got a vet visit booked for them to look at it?
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