zombie asked in PetsOther - Pets · 8 years ago

Bun has an Inner Ear Infection?

My bun has an inner ear infection. He eats, drinks, and plays still. He has wobbly eyes, slight loss of balance and head tilt. I noticed this yesterday. His lip is a little swollen on one side though, has anyone else had this? My vet is sending me meds in the form of injections. What should I expect with the meds? What is it usually? If you have had a bun with this please share. I was told it is sometimes fatal. Please help. What can I do to make him comfy?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Antibiotics and sometimes anti-inflammatories (possibly steroids) are used for middle ear infection. This could also be a parasitic infection called E. cuniculi, which is very difficult to diagnose but can cause very similar symptoms to a middle ear infection. E. cuniculi can be fatal. Treatment can be attempted with a wormer containing fenbendazole (Panacur) plus steroids, but it must be caught early to stop replication of the parasite.

    I hope your rabbit responds well to treatment, get started as soon as possible.

    Emma

    Qualified veterinary surgeon

    my website: http://www.cutvetsbills.co.uk/

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