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battle wound?

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Rabbits' started by Gary, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Jul 10, 2019
    Gary

    Gary Overrun with beasties

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    i have 21 8 week old bunnies in a coop. today we noticed one had a gash under the eye. someone has said that i need to separate boys and girls but i plan on butchering as soon as they get big enough. i know that same gender rabbits fight. what sould i do? they've all been together since about 4 or 5 weeks old with no trouble. 4996.jpeg
     
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    Gary

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    B&B Happy goats

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    Could be ......are they crowded and need more personal space ?
     
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    I've never heard of 8 week-olds beating eachother up like that!
    Did you see the fight happen? It almost looks like an injury from a sharp object rather than a bite...
    It would be hard to separate 21 kits unless you have the extra cages.
    You could try separating the males and females. It might help but I don't know that for sure.

    That looks really bad...it's a deep wound. Any chance you can butcher this one sooner than the others?
    A wound like that would require stitches or staples to heal. You could try suturing it if you want to...or skip all the hard work and butcher it now :idunno
     
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    they are not crowded, its about 5x10 coop with 2nd level stuff to jump on and lay on. we sprayed some antiseptic stuff on it
     
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    Awesome, then maby AmberLops is right ? Did you find a wire it could of gotten caught on ? ....
     
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    ill have to check when i get home. my dad was over there and sent me a pic
     
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    With a cage that big there shouldn't be any issues...I think it was something else. And usually in a fight the wounds will be on the back, sides and top of the head..but under the eye seems like a really hard place for another rabbit to bite or scratch!
     
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    That cut looks nasty, but it will probably heal up fine - I've certainly seen worse. No need for stitches. I agree that it's an unusual place for a wound from fighting, particularly if it's the only mark on the rabbit - are there any nails or pieces of wire the rabbit could have run into?
     
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    Gary

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    it is actually healing up great. been sprayin the same stuff im spraying on my does swollen nipple. starts with a v. thanks
     
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