My bun has been suffering from mushy stools for the past 5 days and ad stopped eating in between, though pulled through due to critical care fed through syringe. Now she is eating on her own (only giving grass/hay) but is passing small charcoal black mushy stools. Her stool sample shows fungus growth in it. Last few she was on enroflaxacin for 5 days for UTI. And she also has blood in her urine for the past 12 days. Being in India, none of the vets are able to form a diagnosis as the ultrasound is clear and nobody has experience with spaying for uterine cancer. The problem now though is that we are not able to control her diarrhea without which she is not a suitable candidate for surgery. Is this fungus causing diarrhea in her? Is there a way to treat it? My mom is a doctor and she says fungal is a lost cause, as it is very very difficult to treat. No vet here has the expertise to put her on IV either. If the diarrhea continues, I dont think she will survive for long. Please tell me how to fix her diarrhea cause only then can we take her for surgery.
Answer Dear Poorvi,
The microorganisms in the sample do look like yeast, not coccidia. And the good news is that there is not really a significant overgrowth. That's about the number of yeast you'd expect to see in a rabbit fecal sample.
I think you need to concentrate on the source of the blood in the urine. I'm not confident in the proclamation (via ultrasounds) that it's not uterine adenocarcinoma. But I'm not there to examine her.
But before any surgery, she'll need to be stabilized: hydrated and the runny stool controlled.
Was her bladder checked for stones?
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