nursing doe with snuffles

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Barb Marks, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. Barb Marks

    Barb Marks Active Member

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    I have a nursing doe with four kits, she kindled Sept. 9th. About ten days ago she started with snuffles, but I felt like I couldn't isolate her from her babies yet. Now one of the bunnies came down with snufles also. They are eating some on their own. Can I separate mother from kits yet, and if so do I need to keep the healthy kits away from the rest of my herd? How long is the incubation period for snuffles?
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  2. Cindy in IL

    Cindy in IL Well-Known Member

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    In my experience, they all die one by one. Snuffles is really hard on little ones. I would isolate all of them from the herd immediately and then isolate the ones with no symptoms from all others. I'm not sure how long but 30 days seems about right. Even though they don't show signs they may be carriers.

    If it were me? I would cull all of them. It spreads way too easily.
     

  3. Barb Marks

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    Thanks Cindy! I seperated them the same afternoon, only left the one sick bunnie in with its mom. Well, the doe is recovering, but this morning I found the little guy dead. The other three seem to be doing fine on their own, so far, so good.