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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
 

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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.

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

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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/
 

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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
 
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