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Rabbit with rapid onset neurological symptoms

Discussion in 'Emergencies, Injuries, Diseases, and Cures' started by GypsyG, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Apr 2, 2019
    GypsyG

    GypsyG Loving the herd life

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    I have a doe who a couple of hours ago started showing symptoms of some kind of neurological problems. I heard a commotion coming from her cage and when I got there she was bucking/convulsing with her eyes clenched tight... I picked her up to examine her and she stopped convulsions, but retained a weird facial tick... She's drooling a bit. It is not hot today and none of my other rabbits show any signs of heat stress... I have never seen anything like this in my herd before. Any ideas?

    I tried to make a video... I apologize for the poor quality.

     
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    GypsyG

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    Hens and Roos

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    Wow, sorry to hear about your rabbit, wonder if she had a stroke? We haven't experienced anything like this. Hopefully others will be able to help.
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    I have to agree with Hens and Roos, look at her pupils, i would say she had a stroke also....sorry :hugs
     
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    GypsyG

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    OK... I don't expect her to pull through... I'm going to start trying to integrate babies. I miscounted... This is going to put Hosta with 17... That sucks. :he:barnie
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    Sure does, I'm sorry Gypsy.....:hugs
     
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    Bunnylady

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    How old are the babies?

    Since this is a nursing doe, my first thought is hypocalcemia or some other mineral deficiency brought on by lactation. I had this happen to a Dwarf doe once; weaning her litter and giving her a mineral supplement got her back to normal within a week or so.
     
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    GypsyG

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    I have just used an oral syringe and admisiteted my grandma's favorite universal critter remedy of mashed banana, molasses and boiled oat water. I figured it couldn't hurt to give it a shot.
     
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    GypsyG

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    The babies are fifteen days old.
     
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    Baymule

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    I would give her the mineral supplement like Bunnylady said and keep an eye on her. If it is a stroke, she won't get any better. If it is a mineral deficiency, she should show improvement. She is a pretty girl and I hope she gets better.