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I have a buck that has a runny nose and is turning his neck to the side, which is described in a book that I have, called wry neck. The book does not give what to do for treatment though. I was wondering if anyone knows of a treatment for this condition. Thanks.
 

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According to the book I have, there is nothing you can do for wry neck. It says that as time goes on the rabbit loses its balance and rolls over trying to move. Causes are ear mites, an injury due to running around the cage or may have started in the nestbox by the doe jumping on it. If it is wry neck, it says to put her down. Sorry
 

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Correction... there are even other causes of Wry Neck. It is because of the many different causes that treatment is usually futile... have to know the cause in order to treat it!

Anyway, if you seriously wish to try to save this rabbit, check out Barbi Brown's web site at:

http://www.barbibrownsbunnies.com/ecuniculi.htm

Pat Lamar
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Professional Rabbit Meat Association
http://www.prma.org/
 

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WOW, looks like Barbi Brown knows her stuff. I was quoting from an older book by Paul Mannell, How to Start a Commercial Rabbitry. At least my bad response generated a good one from you, thanks Pat
 

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Don't worry about a "bad response".... your advice was right on for a true commercial producer where time and money spent trying to save a wry neck rabbit can mean the difference between profit and loss! I strongly recommend putting down such rabbits since we really don't wish to promote any potential genetic susceptibilities to these problems. Only in the case of a valuable rabbit (usually a show rabbit) would I make an attempt to save it. I have, in the past, saved a couple of show rabbits, only to have them relapse a little over a year later. But, I wasn't using Barbi Brown's methods, either.

Pat Lamar
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Professional Rabbit Meat Association
http://www.prma.org/
 
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