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I have a group of meat rabbits in the grow out coup. They are about 2 1/2 months old. Yesterday morning when I went out there for food and water, one was dead. I removed it. This morning I went out there and two were dead. I'm worried about disease and eating them. What do you guys think?
 

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I didn't know anything about that. My previous group all made it. I've lost kits, but never rabbits. Can I buy the wormer at the feed store?
 

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Most feed stores carry it -- pretty common item.

Sorry you've lost some and hope it changes. But, don't delay!! Coccidia works FAST on the animals, especially since it's mostly seen in young animals.
 

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Could be Coccidiosis...are they on Corid?
I would start a treatment/preventative course for all of them. Add 3/4 teaspoon Corid powder per gallon of water. Use that as the only water source. I learned (from nice folks here on BYH) that rabbits will need probiotics while on Corid. I use Rooster Booster...it's a vitamin/electrolyte/probiotic powder made for chickens. Dose is the same, 3/4 tsp per gallon...just add it into the Corid water. You can get both Corid and Rooster Booster at Tractor Supply.
I hope you don't lose any more :fl:hugs
 

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Not well. Can't find corrid. Have to check other feed stores tomorrow when they are open. Rabbits just keep dying.
 

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I'm sorry :(
TSC carries Corid... I use the powder, not sure how to dose the liquid.
I hope the rest of your rabbits pull through...definitely sounds like coccidiosis.
 

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I went to tractor supply yesterday and they do carry it but it was out of stock. I went to two pet stores but nothing like that there. There is another place that I'm sure has it but they are closed Sunday. I'll go after work. Hard lesson, but going forward, I'll know to treat the rabbits
 

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Could be Coccidiosis...are they on Corid?
I would start a treatment/preventative course for all of them. Add 3/4 teaspoon Corid powder per gallon of water. Use that as the only water source. I learned (from nice folks here on BYH) that rabbits will need probiotics while on Corid. I use Rooster Booster...it's a vitamin/electrolyte/probiotic powder made for chickens. Dose is the same, 3/4 tsp per gallon...just add it into the Corid water. You can get both Corid and Rooster Booster at Tractor Supply.
I hope you don't lose any more :fl:hugs
so how many days do you keep them on this as a treatment? as a preventative?
 
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