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Dead rabbits

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Rabbits' started by Gary, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. Sep 21, 2019
    Gary

    Gary Overrun with beasties

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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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  2. Sep 21, 2019
    promiseacres

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    have you wormed them for coccidia? I usually give them corid in their water at weaning.
     
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    Gary

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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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    Mini Horses

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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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  5. Sep 21, 2019
    AmberLops

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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
     
  6. Sep 22, 2019
    AmberLops

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    @Gary just want to make sure you're getting these replies!
    How are your rabbits doing? :fl
     
  7. Sep 22, 2019
    Gary

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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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    AmberLops

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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.
     
  9. Sep 23, 2019
    Gary

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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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    Hens and Roos

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    so how many days do you keep them on this as a treatment? as a preventative?
     
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