hernia or abscess? photos on #9

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One of my 8 week old sable point velveteen lops has an abscess on his stomach. I am thinking I need to cull him. I was researching thinking I could treat with bi cillin but looks like treatmentioned is 8+ weeks....
hate to do it but I know it's probably best. Anyone have any success with at home treatment?
 

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Do you know what caused it? A scratch or injury of some sort or an internal issue? Maybe you can lance it and drain it then let it heal? If it's not a contagious issue, That's probably what I'd try to do.
 

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It's grown quite a bit, very sensitive....though squishy like fat. Idk I had one in another bunny in January, we culled him for other reasons and didn't recheck his belly. I might try lancing it. At this moment he has the longest ears of the 4 boys. :( my guess is its from tussling with his brothers or from the umbilical cord. Any rabbit breeder knows that absesses in rabbits is common, though I agree the stomach is not. :idunno
 

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"Squishy" doesn't sound like puss... :hu Any abcess I've ever dealt with was normally pretty hard, like under pressure "solid" pus... Maybe it could be an air pocket? Really curious to find out what it is when you determine it...
 

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it's not grown for a couple of days, and still is squishy.... so am leaning towards it being a hernia.

Any thoughts on his use as a brood buck?
@Samantha drawz @Ferguson K
 
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Consider the replacement cost of the rabbit VS. office visit to Vet. + surgery + medication + after surgery hospital care costs + the rabbit will die sooner or later in any case = CULL
 
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