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    Naturally I'm worried about how frequently Boo will require GA's & about any toxic build up - for want of another expression.

    Does anyone have any positive experiences of rabbits coping with GA's over an extended perod? Or know of any good reading? Or any ideas's about specific nutritional support I can give her to help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey&boo View Post
    Naturally I'm worried about how frequently Boo will require GA's & about any toxic build up - for want of another expression.

    Does anyone have any positive experiences of rabbits coping with GA's over an extended perod? Or know of any good reading? Or any ideas's about specific nutritional support I can give her to help?

    TIA
    I have had a few Rabbits who had repeated GAs and they all coped well. Some of the Rabbits were elderly (9+) and/or had longterm health problems. Two had heart disease, Inspector Morse being one of them In more recent times the GA drug protocol has greatly improved and the drugs used usually have a more rapid clearance rate.

    https://www.canonburyvets.com/news/2...-gold-standard


    Fluid therapy during and after a GA is also hugely beneficial.

    You could request that the Vet runs a full blood profile prior to the next GA. This would give the Vet a baseline to work from regarding Boo's Kidney/Liver function. This could then be monitored as and when your Vet deemed it to be necessary.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    I have had a few Rabbits who had repeated GAs and they all coped well. Some of the Rabbits were elderly (9+) and/or had longterm health problems. Two had heart disease, Inspector Morse being one of them In more recent times the GA drug protocol has greatly improved and the drugs used usually have a more rapid clearance rate.

    https://www.canonburyvets.com/news/2...-gold-standard


    Fluid therapy during and after a GA is also hugely beneficial.

    You could request that the Vet runs a full blood profile prior to the next GA. This would give the Vet a baseline to work from regarding Boo's Kidney/Liver function. This could then be monitored as and when your Vet deemed it to be necessary.
    Thanks Jane. How many GAs did Morse & your other buns have would you estimate? Noodley had 7 or 8 which I used to find impressive but now I find scary as that would be Boo's each year. Its reassuring that they can cope well. I read the GA mortality rate is around 1-2% . I'll read that link now

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    Forgot to say we did her bloods prior to 1st GA- Oct / Nov time. Definitely want to repeat them regularly but can't every time, same for xrays really. Hopefully I'll be able to get bloods & xrays done this time. I want to know where this infection has come from

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey&boo View Post
    Thanks Jane. How many GAs did Morse & your other buns have would you estimate? Noodley had 7 or 8 which I used to find impressive but now I find scary as that would be Boo's each year. Its reassuring that they can cope well. I read the GA mortality rate is around 1-2% . I'll read that link now
    Crikey I lost count of the number of GAs Morse had, 20 easily. Another Bun, Major Tom who was 11-12 had severe Dental Disease and he sailed through frequent GA/Dentals. He would be trying to eat before he could even stand up !!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Crikey I lost count of the number of GAs Morse had, 20 easily. Another Bun, Major Tom who was 11-12 had severe Dental Disease and he sailed through frequent GA/Dentals. He would be trying to eat before he could even stand up !!



    My vet said the same of boo last time she was in. The nurse went to syringe feed her & she ragged the syringe out of her hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey&boo View Post
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    My vet said the same of boo last time she was in. The nurse went to syringe feed her & she ragged the syringe out of her hand
    She'll be expecting to be given a menu to choose her post op' meal next time !! And she'll be demanding not to be kept waiting


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    Quote Originally Posted by joey&boo View Post
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    My vet said the same of boo last time she was in. The nurse went to syringe feed her & she ragged the syringe out of her hand

    A very good sign

    Repeated GAs can work fine for some rabbits, but I've had a fair few people contact me for advice when the rabbit didn't sufficiently recover before the next GA was due. Then a thinking cap is needed

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