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curing a head tilt

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Rabbits' started by promiseacres, May 16, 2017.

  1. May 16, 2017
    promiseacres

    promiseacres True BYH Addict

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    So... miss Twilight (Velveteen lop ) developed a slight head tilt shortly after weaning her last litter. I have been treating her with fenbendazole for 2 weeks. Absolutely no change. :(am wondering if she has an inner ear infection. :hu am considering hitting her with some Durapen in addition to the fenbendazole. She's eating, does not fall. And no one else is ill in any way. Anyone successfully treat a lop eared bunny at home? No discharge or sign of mites. Intially she did have a lack of appetite but that improved. Thoughts? Not opposed to giving her the full month of treatment but probably won't take her to the vet....
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    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    I used duramycin as my antibiotic of choice. I'd guess it'san ear infection as well. I had one that was severe and we had two antibiotics from vet I gave twice a day one orally and once a day shot. Can't remember what they were it was in 2010. Def give the full treatment and see. If you don't it comes back with a vengeance. I have mine the full treatment and he still relapsed. He was at the twisting and flailing state, however , much quicker than yours.
     
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    mygoldendoe

    mygoldendoe Loving the herd life

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    My favorite bunny had it. She had it very bad and would stumble and couldn't always find her hay just right. Her ears were clear but I treated anyway. She got better but always had a slight tilt. She never got pregnant 4 times we bred her (even to different males) she developed a knot on her throat and i made sure she got extra dose of plantains & chickweed and the knot went down but we ultimately made the decision to cull since she wasn't producing. (Didn't eat her bc we weren't sure what was wrong) other than the small knot her insides were great. She had the sweetest personality, even my husband says he actually misses her too.
    I have read that if a bacterial infection gets too bad before treated it can cause permanent head tilt (to various degrees) but never looked into it further after we culled. All our others seem fine. Dunno what it was. Hope yours gets better soon