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|Comment||I'm so sorry to hear about the death in your family, Dana. Having just recently experienced a death in my family, I certainly understand how you can be completely sidelined by the event. My heart goes out to you. Thank you for your reply about Baxter. I'm really happy to report that Baxter is doing much better! I took him to the vet the very day that I first noticed the problem, and we started him on Panacur. But after a few days, I wasn't seeing any improvement, and he even seemed worse. I started doing some research online and saw where an ear infection could also cause similar symptoms. I called the vet to ask about that as another possibility, and she agreed to add Baytril otic drops and Enrofloxacin on the assumption that the combination would treat both a bacterial and fungal infection. We also continued to give the Panacur. After about three days on the new meds, we started to see an improvement. His hind legs seemed much more steady and he wasn't dragging them any more. Tomorrow will be the last day for the Baytril and Enrofloxacin, but we'll continue with the Panacur for a full 28 days. As of now, the only residual symptoms we're seeing are a little less activity than usual (he's sticking to his cage more than usual during the day) and he still can't groom with both of his front paws. He only uses one at a time rather than both as he used to do. So, after talking to the vet, we believe he's going to make a full or near-full recovery. Thank you again for taking the time to respond. I really appreciate it!|
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I've lived with companion rabbits for more than 35 years, and consider them members of my family. I can answer any questions about the biology and health of rabbits, from the commonplace to the unusual. But please note:
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I have been rescuing and rehabilitating domestic and wild rabbits for about 30 years.
I have written articles for many rabbit rescue publications, as well as for the veterinary journal, Exotic DVM.
I own EtherBun, the internet's largest listserve dedicated to health, care, and behavior of domestic rabbits.
Houserabbit Adoption, Rescue, and Education, Inc. (H.A.R.E., Inc.) president National House Rabbit Society (Board member)
Warren Peace (Journal of the House Rabbit Society of Miami)
Various newsletters of the House Rabbit Society, nationwide
Ph.D - Biology
B.S. - Biology
B.A. - English
Awards and Honors
Lightspan Academic Excellence Award for web site on rabbit health and biology