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    I tried the buprenorphine this evening. I used the smallest dosage they recommended. I tried to squirt it into his cheek. It was such a tiny amount, I'm not sure where it went in his mouth. I waited about an hour, then let him out. Can't say it produced a noticeable improvement in his mobility. Maybe, maybe not. His appetite is really good though. He is eating a lot of timothy hay, and devouring the apple branches I give him. Tomorrow is the trip to see the vet again and try to xray him. Unfortunately xray is as good as it gets around here. I can ask about culturing a swab from his ear. Would be good to know what organism it is or was. Funny this happened while he was on both baytril and panacur.
    Sometimes Enrofloxacin (Baytril) does not address the specific pathogen involved in the infection, maybe because the abx cannot penetrate the core of the infection and/or the bacteria involved are resistant to Enrofloxacin. Also, when given orally it can be a challenge to get a therapeutic dose into the bloodstream.

    IME injectable abx are preferable when treating otitis. Best wishes for the appointment with the Vets,



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    Quote Originally Posted by TiminMB View Post
    I tried the buprenorphine this evening. I used the smallest dosage they recommended. I tried to squirt it into his cheek. It was such a tiny amount, I'm not sure where it went in his mouth. I waited about an hour, then let him out. Can't say it produced a noticeable improvement in his mobility. Maybe, maybe not. His appetite is really good though. He is eating a lot of timothy hay, and devouring the apple branches I give him. Tomorrow is the trip to see the vet again and try to xray him. Unfortunately xray is as good as it gets around here. I can ask about culturing a swab from his ear. Would be good to know what organism it is or was. Funny this happened while he was on both baytril and panacur.

    As I mentioned in my previous post, Baytril although it has shown to be effective in some cases of ear infection, isn't always the drug of choice. Vets in the UK often give injectable penicillin for this kind of thing and it can work well. I don't know whether that's an option to discuss with your vet?

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    I will certainly bring it up. I see no harm or disrespect in doing that. She seems open to suggestions, aside from eschewing the corticosteroids, which you have pointed out wouldn't have been appropriate anyhow as he seems to have some sort of infection. I hope he behaves calmly for the xrays, otherwise they will have to sedate him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiminMB View Post
    I will certainly bring it up. I see no harm or disrespect in doing that. She seems open to suggestions, aside from eschewing the corticosteroids, which you have pointed out wouldn't have been appropriate anyhow as he seems to have some sort of infection. I hope he behaves calmly for the xrays, otherwise they will have to sedate him.
    Most Vets are very open to discussing other treatment options that a client may suggest. IME most Vets' priority is to help the animal in their care rather than to massage their on ego by adopting the 'I am the Vet, dont question my professional judgement' approach. There may be some 'Vet bashing' seen on here, but personally I think a lot of it may be unjustified.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TiminMB View Post
    I will certainly bring it up. I see no harm or disrespect in doing that. She seems open to suggestions, aside from eschewing the corticosteroids, which you have pointed out wouldn't have been appropriate anyhow as he seems to have some sort of infection. I hope he behaves calmly for the xrays, otherwise they will have to sedate him.

    It sounds like your vet is restricted in what she can do, and that probably is no fault of hers?

    Yes I hope he is calm for the X-rays to avoid any unnecessary anaesthetic.

    There is absolutely no disrespect in talking through other possibilities with a vet

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    Appointment went well today. My boy was well behaved and they got good xrays without having to sedate him. They told me he didn't get nervous at all, but he did get mad. I'm not sure what all he did, but I believe that to be his personality. She is sending the xrays off to some bunny experts to get their opinion on various issues, such as his inner ear, and roots of his teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiminMB View Post
    Appointment went well today. My boy was well behaved and they got good xrays without having to sedate him. They told me he didn't get nervous at all, but he did get mad. I'm not sure what all he did, but I believe that to be his personality. She is sending the xrays off to some bunny experts to get their opinion on various issues, such as his inner ear, and roots of his teeth.
    I am glad that the procedure went well and I hope that you do not have to wait too long for the results xx



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    Quote Originally Posted by TiminMB View Post
    Appointment went well today. My boy was well behaved and they got good xrays without having to sedate him. They told me he didn't get nervous at all, but he did get mad. I'm not sure what all he did, but I believe that to be his personality. She is sending the xrays off to some bunny experts to get their opinion on various issues, such as his inner ear, and roots of his teeth.

    Great that they got good X-rays without sedation

    I am also pleased his attitude is still with him, a good sign and I hope things progress well for you both

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    I picked up the prescription for the outer ear drops. Its baytril brand. Its a mixture of two different antibiotics, and it says that its safe even if there has been a rupture of the tympanum. The vet flushed his ears and was able to observe the ear drum. She said it was very red, so it may have ruptured at one time. I can't figure out how all that gunk could get there in only days, unless there was a rupture. She says both ears had gunk in them now, prior to her flushing them both out. She looked in the one previously clear ear, only 2 days before, and it was clear. How could gunk be getting in his ear so rapidly unless there is a rupture?
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