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    Sending lots of recovery vibes for your boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Oh dear I am so sorry to hear this, but glad you've now had a solution and some answers

    I hope he will be coming home with some Metacam for pain and swelling, and also some antibiotics. Useful for rabbits abscesses is injectable penicillin. But it has to be given over a period of time to be effective. I hope your vet will discuss ongoing treatment with you

    It's this kind of thing ...
    https://www.viovet.co.uk/Depocillin/c984/

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...lin-Injections

    http://www.rabbit.org/health/antibiotics.html

    Lots of soft food, pouches of organic baby food to mix with mashed pellets or recovery stuff to syringe are also essential.
    And lots of TLC xx

    I do sympathise as my own bunny had a serious op 10 days ago, following on from two further ops over the last couple of months. Getting them up and about and eating again is paramount, as you know
    Aww I hope your bunny feels better soon Sending vibes

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBun View Post
    Aww I hope your bunny feels better soon Sending vibes

    Thanks so much MrsBun

    Sending loads of vibes back for Alfie. If there's any way I can help, please don't hesitate to PM me
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    Only just caught up with your thread. So sorry your little bunny has had to go through this, but at least the vets have found out the cause of his problem. Sending loads of get well soon for him xxxx
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    Just thought I would do a little update. Alfie came round quite well from the anaesthetic this time and was lively quite quickly. He has an open wound of about 2cm diameter on his lower jaw which we are washing daily and which is protected by a buster collar. What I didnít expect when I picked him up was how swollen his eye is. The caruncle (I think thatís what the fleshy bit in the corner is called) is bright red and protruding massively. We have an eye lubricant to administer as he cannot blink on that side.

    He has had some very small nuggets and pea flakes today as well as syringed water and lots of critical feed. We went for a post op check today and they said that it is too early to tell but the wound was nice and clean and he had put on a little weight and is pooing.

    He is still on metacam and Baytrill (the vet said penacillin was not licensed so they could only prescribe this if Baytrill does not work).

    We have made up the spare bedroom for him and are keeping this as clean and clinical as possible with new towels on the floor every day.

    I will post an update during next week, we have another appointment Tuesday
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    Pleased to hear that Alfie is pooing and a little on his own, every little step is a step in the right direction. Topping up the vibes for your brave little bun xxx
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    Sending lots more vibes for Alfie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBun View Post
    Just thought I would do a little update. Alfie came round quite well from the anaesthetic this time and was lively quite quickly. He has an open wound of about 2cm diameter on his lower jaw which we are washing daily and which is protected by a buster collar. What I didnít expect when I picked him up was how swollen his eye is. The caruncle (I think thatís what the fleshy bit in the corner is called) is bright red and protruding massively. We have an eye lubricant to administer as he cannot blink on that side.

    He has had some very small nuggets and pea flakes today as well as syringed water and lots of critical feed. We went for a post op check today and they said that it is too early to tell but the wound was nice and clean and he had put on a little weight and is pooing.

    He is still on metacam and Baytrill (the vet said penacillin was not licensed so they could only prescribe this if Baytrill does not work).

    We have made up the spare bedroom for him and are keeping this as clean and clinical as possible with new towels on the floor every day.

    I will post an update during next week, we have another appointment Tuesday

    Sending loads of vibes for Alfie

    Regarding the Penicillin, lots of meds are not licensed for use in rabbits, but they can still be used if they are the most appropriate medication. Vets are quite a liberty to prescribe Pencillin as the first line of antibiotics.

    This is the way prescribing of medicines works - it's called 'the cascade'

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-casc...ised-medicines


    Baytril has no effect on rabbit abscesses, as it cannot penetrate the tissue. Lots of research was done almost 20 years ago to discover that injectable penicillin is the drug of choice for this condition.

    http://www.medirabbit.com/Safe_medic...ntibiotics.htm

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Skin_di...in_abscess.htm
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    I've used injectable penicillin for jaw abscesses on 2 rabbits who were treated by FHB (the original expert rabbit vet).

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    Sending more vibes for Alfie.

    I have also used injectable Penicillin on a rabbit's jaw abscess after excision. My vet was of the opinion that Baytril would not help.
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