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Pasterella lumps, do you vaccinate?

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Rabbits' started by promiseacres, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Jun 12, 2018
    promiseacres

    promiseacres Herd Master

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    Yesterday I culled a young bunny b/c she had a lump under her chin. Suspected pasterella... Today I found 4 more just weaned bunnies with lumps....
    I obviously have a problem, would you vaccinate remaining bunnies? or Just keep culling ones with an issue?
    Might look into having one tested....
    @Bunnylady @Pastor Dave Anyone else?
     
  2. Jun 12, 2018
    Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave True BYH Addict

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    It would be good to know the results, but not sure they can be saved or it's financially feasible. If it's cost efficient to vaccinate, maybe give it shot. Bunnylady would give a much better answer, but I am not sure if she's had much activity here lately.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2018
    mystang89

    mystang89 Loving the herd life

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    I know some people go more on Darwin's theory of survival of the firstfi. Whatever rabbit gets these lumps is succeptible and so there offspring would be as well which isn't something anyone wants. They would call it out. If the animal is more of a pet,vaccinate.

    You also need to think about your operation though. Is it a large operation where you can afford to lose a few for the longevity of many or is it small enough to where if you lose those few it will be a huge set back. If so, vaccinate.