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    Jim is booked in this morning.
    Can anyone refresh me as to what to expect when he's home? Been years since I had a rabbit done, can't remember how quickly they recover. What will the surgery site look like & how do I care for it?
    I know to watch for infection & get him eating, how else can I help him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomname View Post
    Jim is booked in this morning.
    Can anyone refresh me as to what to expect when he's home? Been years since I had a rabbit done, can't remember how quickly they recover. What will the surgery site look like & how do I care for it?
    I know to watch for infection & get him eating, how else can I help him?
    A straightforward routine castration of a buck is far less invasive than a doe spay Bucks tend to recover quickly. Before Jim is discharged home the Vet should ensure that he has started to eat a little for himself and passed both faeces and urine. He should also be prescribed an anti-inflammatory analgesic for 2-3 days post op'. If the Vet does not do so I'd ask 'why'. Making sure post op' discomfort is minimised is important to try to prevent pain induced gut stasis.

    The surgical wound may be closed with internal sutures and glue, so really there wont be a lot to see. There may be very slight redness, but the area should remain dry and clean. The scrotum should not become very swollen or bruised.

    This image is of a Buck 24 hours after surgery



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    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-health/neutering/

    Hope all goes well for Jim today



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    thank you so much jack's-jane. Is it usually metacam they provide for afterwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomname View Post
    thank you so much jack's-jane. Is it usually metacam they provide for afterwards?

    Yes it is

    Good luck for Jim today.

    Examining underneath for any sign of swelling is the main thing. And of course making sure he is eating well

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomname View Post
    thank you so much jack's-jane. Is it usually metacam they provide for afterwards?
    Yes, or it may be another Branded name for the same drug -eg Loxicom, Meloxidyl or Meloxaid xx



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    Sending lots of vibes for his op and recovery

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    Good luck for today x

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    Sending lots of vibes for Jim today. I hope all goes well.

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    Thanks for all the good luck wishes for Jim. I certainly hope he gets through things ok too

    Dropped him off at 9. Vet said op is at 11, I have to phone at 2 to check he's ok & if all goes well he can be home by tea time.
    I asked the vet what was covered by the RSPCA voucher, he said the op & 3 injections (painkiller, gut stimulant & something else I've forgotten) I asked about pain relief & he said the injection would be good for 24 hours & he shouldn't need it after that. Does that sound right? Should I buy 2 days worth just to be sure or wait & see f he needs it? I won't be going back to that vet as I have my own, so maybe I could take Jim to see my vet if there's any problems? I dunno..

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    His face before I dropped him off... not impressed at all!


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