Home Forums Rabbits Stasis not resolving

Stasis not resolving

Published on: July 22, 2022 • By: kellys · In Forum: Rabbits
Author
Topic
kellys
Participant
July 22, 2022 at 08:10pm
Hello this one has me stumped Dax my Netherlands dwarf went into stasis Wednesday following the extreme hot weather we had had in the UK for a few day, you name it I did it to keep them all cool but he really doesn't cope well with anything over 23 degrees, he was at the vets for 24hours in iv meds and fluids and being syringe fed every few hours but only about 3 mls at a time and he hadn't eaten or drunk anything on his own there nor had he passed feaces but they thought he would be better coming home as he now has some gut sounds, all over obs are normal amd no sign of bloating or pain blood sugars were normal , since being home he has eaten some parsley, I have increased the amount per syringe feed he gets from 3 mls to 10mls every 3 hours he is having gut stimulants every 8 hours and pain relief every 24 hours he is bright in himself and running around however we still have no poop has anyone got any ideas
Report
Author
Replies
Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
Moderator
July 23, 2022 at 10:53am
Hello!  Was the increase from 3mls to 10mls under vet guidance?   Of course I know nothing about this case, the size of rabbit or the food's nutritional content so<b> </b>this should be clarified with your vet, who has all the context.  Another reason rabbits sometimes stop eating is if some underlying factor eg a tooth is causing them pain.  Rabbits don't show pain very obviously and many owners will miss it if they haven't been trained in what to look for.   I'm sure that your vet looked at your rabbits' teeth, for example, to make sure that they are not penetrating the oral tissues etc.  Another point worth making is that it can take a few days for a rabbit to start producing faeces again once they are being syringe fed, as the food has a lot of intestine to travel through.  We would strongly recommend keeping in touch with your vet at this point, so that if changes need to be made then you will be made aware of them.
Report
Author
Replies
kellys
Participant
August 04, 2022 at 08:38pm
All better he just needed different meds
Report
Viewing 3 replies - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)

You must be logged in to create new threads, or access some of the forums

Log In
Register

Registration confirmation will be emailed to you

By joining the Forum, I agree that I am aged over 18 and that I will abide by the Community Guidelines and the Terms

Or

Report a Thread or Reply

Thank you for your help. A member of our team will investigate this further.

Back to forum