Homesteading Forum banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
57 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Does anyone know of a treatment for this papilloma virus(warty/horny growth on skin)? Some books say there is no treatment...it will go away in a couple of months. Any suggestions? Thanks Andrea
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,387 Posts
The best information I can provide can be found on this web site:

http://ww2.lafayette.edu/~hollidac/jackalope.html

Don't be thrown by the fact that it is a "Jackalope" web site... just scroll down the page to the article titled "JACKALOPES: HORN-LIKE GROWTHS ON RABBITS AND HARES IS A REAL DISEASE." It's about the Shope papillomavirus in rabbits.
Unfortunately, no "cure" is mentioned, since they're still pursuing the actual causes of this disease.

Several years ago, I had a doe develop one of these on her spine and measuring about 2 inches in height. I proceeded to carefully remove it, whereupon it just "fell off" leaving a patch of smooth skin and no blood. It never returned, so I never thought any more of it.

I hope this helps.

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

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,387 Posts
The best information I can provide can be found on this web site:

http://ww2.lafayette.edu/~hollidac/jackalope.html

Don't be thrown by the fact that it is a "Jackalope" web site... just scroll down the page to the article titled "JACKALOPES: HORN-LIKE GROWTHS ON RABBITS AND HARES IS A REAL DISEASE." It's about the Shope papillomavirus in rabbits.
Unfortunately, no "cure" is mentioned, since they're still pursuing the actual causes of this disease.

Several years ago, I had a doe develop one of these on her spine and measuring about 2 inches in height. I proceeded to carefully remove it, whereupon it just "fell off" leaving a patch of smooth skin and no blood. It never returned, so I never thought any more of it.

I hope this helps.

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

·
Registered
Joined
·
57 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Took the rabbit to the vet as it was my son's pet mini-rex, and it turned out to be an abcess the size of a quarter under the skin! :confused: Surgery removed the whole mass, leaving a pretty bald bunny with stitches. So much for my diagnosis!
Just thought I would let you know! Andrea
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,387 Posts
Glad to hear you got a proper diagnosis and was able to have the problem taken care of. Never easy to diagnose these things, and especially sight unseen on this end. Good luck with your son's bunny.

Pat Lamar
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top