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Home Page Forums HOUSE RABBIT Q & A How do I prevent E. cunculi? RE: How do I prevent E. cunculi?


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You can treat with Panacur (fenbendazole) for 9 days every 6 months, but it’s not generally recommended unless you know your bun has been exposed. Panacur is considered safe but there are still some possible side-effects.
If your rabbit is outside a lot, regular deworming is recommended, but that’s as a rule accomplished with just 2 days of Panacur.

This has been discussed quite a lot, and obviously the manufacturers of Panacur think it’s a great idea to treat routinely and preventatively, but the vet community isn’t so sure. EC is a tricky parasite and it’s probably both under- and overdiagnosed because tests are unreliable (=need to be done at the exact right time after infection), and the symptoms are very variable. There’s research going on and hopes for a vaccine, but that’s still in the future.