Rabbit Respiratory Illness Help
Treatment Having No Effect?
I have a small rabbitry, with nine Netherland dwarf bunnies (now), I used to have ten, but we lost one a week before Christmas with a respiratory illness.
Although she had been seen by the vet, and given antibiotics, she died about 14 hours after being seen by the vet! So I still had a full course of antibiotics left.
12 days ago a second rabbit stated showing the same signs, so I started him on the 10 day course, and he seemed to improve.
But now 2 days later the symptoms are returning, and a third has started showing symptoms this morning, even though they are at opposite ends of the rabbitry, and none of them share bowls, water, feed, hay, hutches or even exercise runs.
With the exception of a one off case of hay fever type allergy in one bunny, I have never had any health issues in 4 1/2 years.
I am now wondering if this could be more viral than bacterial, and maybe a more natural path is better as the antibiotics have now failed two rabbits.
Any advice would be appreciated!
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