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Need help to prevent pink eye in kits

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning and Raising Young Rabbits' started by Jesusfreak101, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Feb 10, 2018
    Bossroo

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    The grazing part is a false premise as it will take much longer time and make the growth slower and the meat tougher.
     
  2. Feb 16, 2018 at 9:34 AM
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    Taking the nestbox inside overnight when its real cold works.
    I use warm wet tea bags on kits eyes. I have used Terramycin, but there was a time when I couldn't purchase it. TSC has it.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2018 at 10:56 AM
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    Eye infections that don't even show up until the kits are a month old technically are not "nest box eye;" the kits have had their eyes open and should have been wandering outside the box for weeks by that time. Clearly, something else is going on here - this many infected eyes is not normal.

    I'm thinking about something environmental, besides the nest box - filthy living conditions, poor health due to nutritional deficiencies, that kind of thing. It's also possible these animals have an issue like entropion (an eyelid that turns inward, allowing the eyelashes to rub on and irritate the eye). Entropion can be inherited.