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Forum HOUSE RABBIT Q & A Rabbit with EC not doing well, is it fair to keep her going? Reply To: Rabbit with EC not doing well, is it fair to keep her going?


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    A week is a short time to treat for EC, the bendazoles are slow-acting drugs, plus the tissue inflammation that ec causes needs time to calm down.

    I’d ask about the albendazol/fenbendazol.  Fenbendazol (Panacur) is by far the most common choice for the treatment of ec, although I know of two buns (in the USA) that get oxibendaxole for ec flare ups.

    It is actually a good sign that she puts up a fight when you give her CC. A bun that has lost its spark will not have the energy or willpower to protest. You do have to give her the CC, nutritious food is absolutely vital for her recovery. It’s great that she eats greens, but greens will not provide her with the calories and protein or fiber that she needs.

    How much does your bun weigh? I had a 1.5 kilo (about 3 pounds) bun that relied totally on CC for a while. I gave him at least 90 ml CC/day divided into 4 or 5 servings. The rabbit stomach holds about 20 ml, so that’s a suitable serving size.

    Here’s Oxbow’s CC dosage chart:

    It’s from Oxbow Australia’s website:

    https://www.oxbowaustralia.com/critical-care-information-for-pet-owners/

    You can make the CC as runny as you find practical, but the daily amount dry product should be roughly the same.

    There are other brands of recovery food that your bun might like better, f ex Emeraid.