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Effie might have Coccidia and/or Megacolon

Post by marleyNfriends on Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:12 pm

It feels like one thing after another at the moment. I just want to have 2 happy, healthy bunnies again.

Effie has had excess caecotrophs ever since I got her. Her sister back at the rescue has the same problem, they are crossed with English buns. It gradually got worse, until I stripped their diet right back to hay, pellets, and now just parsley. She produces some huge, sometimes tarry cecals, and egg shaped fecal pellets.

Shes being tested for coccidia tomorrow, but we think it may be Megacolon, if not both Sad

Not only that, but after Dolly came back from the vets with fleas last month, Effie had 2 ticks on her ears today Rolling Eyes I dont know what the issue with parasites is all about!! Ive never had a problem, theyre clean bunnies too. A few people have said that they can hide in hay through winter, but we also have a LOT of wildies in the garden at the moment. I think they may be under their shed too.

I know it doesnt seem like a lot, especially as shes generally well in herself, but im finding it really hard. I only lost Dolly last month, Effie still doesnt feel like she belongs to me, and I hate the thought of her potentially having something like MC. No Ive spoken to Richard Saunders, an RWAF vet nurse and two very well known rescue workes, and they all agree. Richard did mention dental issues/pain, but I dont think this is the issue. She eats tons of hay, and runs around like a loony.
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Post by woodwench on Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:16 pm

Fingers crossed for a happy outcome. Hugs
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Post by BugsBunny on Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:56 pm

I am so sorry hun, especially since you have recetnly lost Dolly too. You do not need this right now.

I hope everything turns out alright and sending mega vibes for her. Hugs to you.

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Post by The Snowman on Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:56 pm

fingers crossed for Effie with the tests tomorrow xx
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Post by bunny boy on Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:20 pm

Fingers & Paws crossed

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Post by KatieB on Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:24 am

Hope you get some answers today hun xx


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Post by jolovesbunnies on Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:50 pm

I am so sorry darling, I hope you get some positive results.

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Post by Thumper2001 on Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:58 pm

Any news? Or do you have to wait for results?
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Post by marleyNfriends on Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:24 pm

Sorry, it came up with no new posts all afternoon and evening. I thought it was a bit odd, so went on the hunt!!

The parasites were not ticks (I thought they looked small!), I had just never seen fleas feeding before. She has actual rabbit fleas. They went under the microscope at work. We dont know if Dolly had rabbit fleas or cat fleas, I didnt Indorex the shed either, I just hoovered, washed everything and disinfected it. We dont know if this infestation is because I didnt break their life cycle in the shed, or the wildies are bringing them in. Either way, I need to get on top of it before the wildies around here start getting myxi.

Coccidia test has been sent off today, have to wait for results. If I dont have them tomorrow, i should have them by Monday afternoon. Still going to treat for it, until we get the results. Just need to get my hands on some Baycox without paying the 6o+ for a full litre of the stuff!!
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Post by Sixer on Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:40 am

Goodness, rabbit fleas. I am sure you will get on top of them now you know what you are dealing with. I bought a house riddled with dog fleas so I know how you feel.

What pellets do you feed. I had massive problems with Barney and excess caecals. They only stopped after I swapped Excel pellets and SS for Bunny Basics. The common denominator in the SS and Excel was that they were alfalfa based whereas the Bunny Basics are timothy hay. Rightly or wrongly I blamed the alfalfa being too rich.

I hope that things get easier for you very soon xx
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:58 pm

I am glad you know what you are dealing with flea wise hun and every paw crossed for good results on Monday.

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Post by FluffSlave on Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:08 pm

I hope you're easily able to get on top of both Effie's tummy trouble and the fleas.

I was going to suggest, like Sixer, that maybe it's the pellets. I know Willow never agreed with Burgess pellets...
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:18 pm

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Post by Zo on Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:31 pm

How is Effie doing?
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:57 pm

Howe is she today love, lots of cuddles and loves?

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