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    hey guys!

    not long ago I had problems with marnie, sneezing every so often (more often then not singular sneezes, or at least a small gap between sneezes), with no other symptoms, and it was a bacterial infection.

    a couple of moths have gone on and today Declan had a sneezing fit or about 5 or 6 (he was eating his food which seemed abit dusty around the nuggets), then I may of heard him have another one, and not so long ago I definitely heard him have a possible 3 sneezing session, I've touched his nose and its a bit damp/wet.. any ideas on what to do, its so different to Marnie last year.

    this only started a few hours ago, you think a trip to the vets is in order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    hey guys!

    not long ago I had problems with marnie, sneezing every so often (more often then not singular sneezes, or at least a small gap between sneezes), with no other symptoms, and it was a bacterial infection.

    a couple of moths have gone on and today Declan had a sneezing fit or about 5 or 6 (he was eating his food which seemed abit dusty around the nuggets), then I may of heard him have another one, and not so long ago I definitely heard him have a possible 3 sneezing session, I've touched his nose and its a bit damp/wet.. any ideas on what to do, its so different to Marnie last year.

    this only started a few hours ago, you think a trip to the vets is in order?
    Yes, I think that may be a good idea if the sneezing is ongoing and there is some nasal discharge. I always prefer to err on the side of caution. The Vet will be able to listen to Declan's lungs too to make sure that there are no signs of infection lower down in the respiratory tract. It may just be the dust that has irritated his nasal passages. But as I have said, I'd rather play it safe and get him thoroughly checked over. I believe it's always best to nip a potential problem in the bud

    If you have a check on the fur on the insides of his front paws the fur may be damp and sticky. This would be indicative of him wiping his nose a lot and add additional evidence of him having an URTI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    hey guys!

    not long ago I had problems with marnie, sneezing every so often (more often then not singular sneezes, or at least a small gap between sneezes), with no other symptoms, and it was a bacterial infection.

    a couple of moths have gone on and today Declan had a sneezing fit or about 5 or 6 (he was eating his food which seemed abit dusty around the nuggets), then I may of heard him have another one, and not so long ago I definitely heard him have a possible 3 sneezing session, I've touched his nose and its a bit damp/wet.. any ideas on what to do, its so different to Marnie last year.

    this only started a few hours ago, you think a trip to the vets is in order?

    Hi Ross

    I think you could consider going to the vet, as if there's discharge and sneezing the vet may want to make sure that it's a fairly local infection to the nasal area and not anywhere else (ie lungs etc). He can also take the temperature.

    I've found this article really useful:

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

    Is the discharge white?
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    My 2 mini lops are a little over a year now and been sneezing for almost a year. The vet has tried a variety of antibiotics but nothing has got rid of it. They sometime sneeze up to a dozen times in a row bitten vet has checked their lungs and all is clear. They had a litter last spring and now all 3 of them sneeze too. One of them doesn't live with us. The vet said he isn't concerned because they are otherwise fit and healthy, eating, pooing and playing happily.
    We do get their chests checked regularly so definitely worth a vet trip but my post is just to reassure that he may be fine despite the sneezing and try not to worry too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise H View Post
    My 2 mini lops are a little over a year now and been sneezing for almost a year. The vet has tried a variety of antibiotics but nothing has got rid of it. They sometime sneeze up to a dozen times in a row bitten vet has checked their lungs and all is clear. They had a litter last spring and now all 3 of them sneeze too. One of them doesn't live with us. The vet said he isn't concerned because they are otherwise fit and healthy, eating, pooing and playing happily.
    We do get their chests checked regularly so definitely worth a vet trip but my post is just to reassure that he may be fine despite the sneezing and try not to worry too much.

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    I would agree with you Louise. It's sometimes just something that happens and we can't prevent it.

    I find that nebulising regularly helps with sneezy rabbits though, as does giving Bisolvon to thin the mucous
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    thank you guys!

    Hopefully it wont be a problem as bad as Marnie's was, as its a bit different type of sneezes and there's discharge this time, and I have still got the info from last time!! hopefully Dec wont be immune to Baytril like Marnie lol
    he seemed okay all day until this evening so my girlfriends gonna take him tomorrow, he seems happy in himself

    thanks for the website max!! it seems like the clear runny type of nose discharge,
    guess we will see what the vets say tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    I would agree with you Louise. It's sometimes just something that happens and we can't prevent it.

    I find that nebulising regularly helps with sneezy rabbits though, as does giving Bisolvon to thin the mucous
    I've not heard of nebulising or Bisovon. I'd be interested in trying these as they have a whitish discharge and the parents sometimes sound like they are hacking up after a sneezing bout. I shall look into this, thank you Mighty Max!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    thank you guys!

    Hopefully it wont be a problem as bad as Marnie's was, as its a bit different type of sneezes and there's discharge this time, and I have still got the info from last time!! hopefully Dec wont be immune to Baytril like Marnie lol
    he seemed okay all day until this evening so my girlfriends gonna take him tomorrow, he seems happy in himself

    thanks for the website max!! it seems like the clear runny type of nose discharge,
    guess we will see what the vets say tomorrow!

    You're welcome Ross

    Good luck at the vet tomorrow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise H View Post
    I've not heard of nebulising or Bisovon. I'd be interested in trying these as they have a whitish discharge and the parents sometimes sound like they are hacking up after a sneezing bout. I shall look into this, thank you Mighty Max!

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    You're welcome

    These things sometimes help because they actually get to the spot where the problem is (ie the nose!). Antibiotics have difficulty penetrating and doing much good.

    Bisolvon is a prescription only drug (white powder) but a sachet lasts absolutely ages.

    I also give echinacea to boost the immune system. All works together

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    You're welcome

    These things sometimes help because they actually get to the spot where the problem is (ie the nose!). Antibiotics have difficulty penetrating and doing much good.

    Bisolvon is a prescription only drug (white powder) but a sachet lasts absolutely ages.

    I also give echinacea to boost the immune system. All works together

    https://www.baldwins.co.uk/baldwins-...-fluid-extract
    Yes you advised Echinacea when you advised me last year. I got some but it didn't seem to make a difference over the 4 months I used it. I still have it. I may try again.

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