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Ivermectin horse wormer is the primary medicine we use around here on the bunnies. It's administered as a dab in the ears, about the size of a split pea or pea in each ear. Gets rid of ear mites, wool mites and dandruff. A much larger dose got rid of a cough in our sheep, but not sure why.

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We also keep Penicillin G on hand. If a bunny is wounded with something like a broken leg or has an open wound, they will get a weekly shot of penicillin for about three weeks. It cures Vent disease, which is basically bunny syphilis although that takes a weekly shot for five weeks or a larger dose for several days in a row. I'd have to look up the details, it's been awhile since the herd got shots. Penicillin must be injected, it can not be topical or oral. It goes by the weight of the bunny and it's a tiny dose.

Triple antibiotic used for humans also works on bunnies.

https://www.merckvetmanual.com/

That's pretty much the same information a vet will be using.

Bunnies have a high metabolism so once they get sick, they progress quickly towards which ever end they're heading towards. They are also a prey species and don't show distress until they're pretty far gone. Which is why a lot of vets won't treat them, by the time they're brought to the vet they're pretty much goners and it looks bad on the vet when all their patients die.

Also, rabbits have been used as laboratory animals since pretty much laboratories were invented. There's loads of information on how they tolerate a bunch of different medicines if you look up medical research papers. Sometimes you have to wade through some pretty heavy 'medicalize' but usually you can figure out what they're talking about.
 

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Ivermectin horse wormer is the primary medicine we use around here on the bunnies. It's administered as a dab in the ears, about the size of a split pea or pea in each ear. Gets rid of ear mites, wool mites and dandruff. A much larger dose got rid of a cough in our sheep, but not sure why.

durapen.jpg

We also keep Penicillin G on hand. If a bunny is wounded with something like a broken leg or has an open wound, they will get a weekly shot of penicillin for about three weeks. It cures Vent disease, which is basically bunny syphilis although that takes a weekly shot for five weeks or a larger dose for several days in a row. I'd have to look up the details, it's been awhile since the herd got shots. Penicillin must be injected, it can not be topical or oral. It goes by the weight of the bunny and it's a tiny dose.

Triple antibiotic used for humans also works on bunnies.

https://www.merckvetmanual.com/

That's pretty much the same information a vet will be using.

Bunnies have a high metabolism so once they get sick, they progress quickly towards which ever end they're heading towards. They are also a prey species and don't show distress until they're pretty far gone. Which is why a lot of vets won't treat them, by the time they're brought to the vet they're pretty much goners and it looks bad on the vet when all their patients die.

Also, rabbits have been used as laboratory animals since pretty much laboratories were invented. There's loads of information on how they tolerate a bunch of different medicines if you look up medical research papers. Sometimes you have to wade through some pretty heavy 'medicalize' but usually you can figure out what they're talking about.
I didn't know it was that versatile. Ive tried buying some but the shelves have so many different ones, i get confused and just leave 🤷🏻‍♀️
I actually have the Merck app. I think i need to spend some long quality time with it because I cannot ever find what im looking for in it.
Thank you!
 

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The ivermectin paste should have ivermectin as the only active ingredient. Durvet "Ivermectin Paste 1.87%" is a good one, although there's others as well. Just check the ingredient list and if it has 1.87% Ivermectin and no other active ingredients, then it will match what we use on our bunnies. I'm not a vet and we don't take our bunnies to a vet, but we've been using the Ivermectin on the bunnies here for years with no problems.

Usually if a bunny has a problem, I'll do a general internet search first and look for clues as to what it could be. Then dig deeper to find out if it's actually what I think it may be. Then find valid advice sources for clues as to a cure. Usually by that time it's the Merck vet manual and medical research papers.
 

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The ivermectin paste should have ivermectin as the only active ingredient. Durvet "Ivermectin Paste 1.87%" is a good one, although there's others as well. Just check the ingredient list and if it has 1.87% Ivermectin and no other active ingredients, then it will match what we use on our bunnies. I'm not a vet and we don't take our bunnies to a vet, but we've been using the Ivermectin on the bunnies here for years with no problems.

Usually if a bunny has a problem, I'll do a general internet search first and look for clues as to what it could be. Then dig deeper to find out if it's actually what I think it may be. Then find valid advice sources for clues as to a cure. Usually by that time it's the Merck vet manual and medical research papers.
Thanks!
 

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The ivermectin paste should have ivermectin as the only active ingredient. Durvet "Ivermectin Paste 1.87%" is a good one, although there's others as well. Just check the ingredient list and if it has 1.87% Ivermectin and no other active ingredients, then it will match what we use on our bunnies. I'm not a vet and we don't take our bunnies to a vet, but we've been using the Ivermectin on the bunnies here for years with no problems.

Usually if a bunny has a problem, I'll do a general internet search first and look for clues as to what it could be. Then dig deeper to find out if it's actually what I think it may be. Then find valid advice sources for clues as to a cure. Usually by that time it's the Merck vet manual and medical research papers.
That really helps a lot. I found the dosage calculator in Merck, but they only have dogs and cats as species choices. Time to hit the library
 

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