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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedtiggerz69 View Post
    I'm no expert on ear infections however my bunny Mischief is currently recovering from a nasty ear infection and I could touch his head and ears all over including the base of his ears and he didn't ever seem to mind. So I wouldn't take that as meaning his ears are fine.

    I hope Shadow is fine though. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by InspectorMorse View Post
    Same with my Inspector Morse, He showed no signs of pain when any part of his ears/ear bases were touched but deep in his ear canals was full of pus x
    Hi, how did the vet find that out, was it just from looking in the ear? And what did they do about it? My vet already looked in Shadows ears with the scope thing, could see the wax but didn't clean it out and wasn't concerned. It's not my favourite vet as she has left, I think she would have investigated further. This vet is usually good too though, she treated my dads dog when he was ill and did a good job and had seen my bunnies a few times. Do you know if vets normally take appointments to clean bunnies ears (I've never had this problem before). I was thinking I could book him in to get them cleaned and ask them about infection then? I don't want to take him back with the same problem for the vet just to look briefly and not do anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy&Patch View Post
    Hi, how did the vet find that out, was it just from looking in the ear? And what did they do about it? My vet already looked in Shadows ears with the scope thing, could see the wax but didn't clean it out and wasn't concerned. It's not my favourite vet as she has left, I think she would have investigated further. This vet is usually good too though, she treated my dads dog when he was ill and did a good job and had seen my bunnies a few times. Do you know if vets normally take appointments to clean bunnies ears (I've never had this problem before). I was thinking I could book him in to get them cleaned and ask them about infection then? I don't want to take him back with the same problem for the vet just to look briefly and not do anything.
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    Shadow did the same again yesterday evening, I managed to video a bit of it. Unfortunately my phone was zooming in and out to focus so makes it a bit more difficult to see. I also have another video which shows the twitching above eyes more clearly. The movements you see here are a bit bigger than the movements he was making at first and bigger than last time. This time his eyes remained open but the last 2 times his eyes were slits throughout. Hopefully you can make out the small twitching he does above the left eye, very small little twitches that he doesn't seem to be controlling. He did this for a few minutes and continued with the slightly more noticeable head twitches for a minute or 2 after. He had just been running around like crazy just before this episode, I wondered if the dashing around was moving the ear wax/ infection if he has one and brought on this episode. I phoned the vet today but they are emergency only until monday so I will be phoning monday to get an appointment. I'm going to show the vet the videos too so hopefully that will help. Fingers crossed this video upload works, I'm not great with technology!

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    Just a quick update, I managed to get an appointment for Shadow on wednesday. He has an ear infection, in both ears but worse in one. The vet wasn't concerned with the video I showed her, she suspects it was from earache so that's a relief. He has a week of antibiotics but as they are trying to cut down on appointments (coronavirus), she won't do a follow up like she might have otherwise, unless I am concerned for any reason. Fingers crossed this clears it up!

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    Aw, poor Shadow, having infections in both his ears... Lots of vibes for him. I hope the antibiotics will help him feel better soon. It's good that the vet wasn't concerned with the twitching. I just watched the videos and I'd never seen a rabbit do that before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy&Patch View Post
    Just a quick update, I managed to get an appointment for Shadow on wednesday. He has an ear infection, in both ears but worse in one. The vet wasn't concerned with the video I showed her, she suspects it was from earache so that's a relief. He has a week of antibiotics but as they are trying to cut down on appointments (coronavirus), she won't do a follow up like she might have otherwise, unless I am concerned for any reason. Fingers crossed this clears it up!
    He will probably need a much longer course of abx. Sometimes 4-6 weeks. Has he also been prescribed some Metacam to address the pain and inflammation ?

    ETA - just seen the videos. Is he responsive when the twitching occurs ? They look exactly like the epileptiform twitches one of my Rabbits has. He has a neurological disorder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a reader of books View Post
    Aw, poor Shadow, having infections in both his ears... Lots of vibes for him. I hope the antibiotics will help him feel better soon. It's good that the vet wasn't concerned with the twitching. I just watched the videos and I'd never seen a rabbit do that before.
    Thankyou :-)

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