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    Hi has anyone dealt with pasteurella in bunnies before?

    There's a rabbit that needs a home and it has pasteurella.

    I've been told she needs 'special' bedding (basically not sawdust )

    Cannot live with any other buns

    And has to live outside constantly as the fresh air is good for her lungs..?

    ^^other than the bedding, as I'm sure no one on here puts their buns on that stuff anyway..but what do you guys think about the other two things she has to have?

    Would my other buns be at risk?
    Is it difficult to care for a bun with it?
    Could she really not have a friend?
    Can humans catch it?

    Not necessarily going to do anything about it. I'm just curious really, I'd like to possibly help but I have to think about Atticus and him not being very resilient.

    Would love to hear anything and everything you guys know about pasteurella x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    Hi has anyone dealt with pasteurella in bunnies before?

    There's a rabbit that needs a home and it has pasteurella.

    I've been told she needs 'special' bedding (basically not sawdust )

    Cannot live with any other buns

    And has to live outside constantly as the fresh air is good for her lungs..?

    ^^other than the bedding, as I'm sure no one on here puts their buns on that stuff anyway..but what do you guys think about the other two things she has to have?

    Would my other buns be at risk?
    Is it difficult to care for a bun with it?
    Could she really not have a friend?
    Can humans catch it?

    Not necessarily going to do anything about it. I'm just curious really, I'd like to possibly help but I have to think about Atticus and him not being very resilient.

    Would love to hear anything and everything you guys know about pasteurella x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    Hi has anyone dealt with pasteurella in bunnies before?

    There's a rabbit that needs a home and it has pasteurella.

    I've been told she needs 'special' bedding (basically not sawdust )

    Cannot live with any other buns

    And has to live outside constantly as the fresh air is good for her lungs..?

    ^^other than the bedding, as I'm sure no one on here puts their buns on that stuff anyway..but what do you guys think about the other two things she has to have?

    Would my other buns be at risk?
    Is it difficult to care for a bun with it?
    Could she really not have a friend?
    Can humans catch it?

    Not necessarily going to do anything about it. I'm just curious really, I'd like to possibly help but I have to think about Atticus and him not being very resilient.

    Would love to hear anything and everything you guys know about pasteurella x

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    Pasteurella is often carried at a sub clinical level by Rabbits and it can remain that way until the Rabbit's immune system comes under duress and then symptoms can present. Often respiratory tract related. It is a highly contagious pathogen, but that said it can be that a Rabbit with a history of 'active' Pasteurella can live with another Rabbit and that other Rabbit never displays any symptoms. Although they could well be an asymptomatic carrier.

    Also, it is now known that not all cases of Respiratory Tract Infections in Rabbits are caused by Pasteurella, other bacteria can cause the same symptoms.

    These links provide accurate information about Pasteurella

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Respira...terial/URI.htm

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

    https://www.msdvetmanual.com/exotic-...ses-of-rabbits

    http://www.ivis.org/proceedings/navc...E/637.pdf?LA=1

    Some yucky images on this link :
    https://www.lbah.com/word/rabbit/pasteurella-rabbit/


    https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics...ella-multocida


    And finally re human health risks

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-h...abbits-health/



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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    Hi has anyone dealt with pasteurella in bunnies before?

    There's a rabbit that needs a home and it has pasteurella.

    I've been told she needs 'special' bedding (basically not sawdust )

    Cannot live with any other buns

    And has to live outside constantly as the fresh air is good for her lungs..?

    ^^other than the bedding, as I'm sure no one on here puts their buns on that stuff anyway..but what do you guys think about the other two things she has to have?

    Would my other buns be at risk?
    Is it difficult to care for a bun with it?
    Could she really not have a friend?
    Can humans catch it?

    Not necessarily going to do anything about it. I'm just curious really, I'd like to possibly help but I have to think about Atticus and him not being very resilient.

    Would love to hear anything and everything you guys know about pasteurella x

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    My late CX had Pasturella. He lived a dozen years in my bedroom. I have allergies so CX and I both benefited from a good air filter and a clean environment.
    CX and I were often nose to nose, and I never caught his pasturella.
    His condition was initially controlled by occasional antibiotics. The antibiotics were changed three or four times and eventually he was on antibiotics daily. He had regular vet bills for medications (antibiotics, eye drops, etc), cultures, chest and head X-rays etc. He had a few bouts of pneumonia when he got older.
    Pasturella can be contagious. CX did not have a bunny friend, but I did have other bunnies in the home who did not get Pasturella. Even though the other bunnies were not in the same room as CX, and I cared for CX after my other bunnies; the bedroom was on the same furnace/ventilation as the rest of the home.
    CX needed his litterbox changed daily. Litter for the box was a challenge so we used newspapers or bath towels.
    There may be different strains of Pasturella so my experience with CX may not be representative of what you may experience with the other bunny.

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    Thanks everyone for links and info x



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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    Thanks everyone for links and info x



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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    Thanks everyone for links and info x



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    I hope you've got all the info you need to make a decision

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