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Rabbit Rhythm #48 – Hope for a good life despite Snuffles! Plus Raising-Rabbits updates
May 20, 2014
Rabbit Rhythms of June
OR, we're offering a serious discount for ordering it from Raising-Rabbits.com:
written a blog post on their website featuring Rabbit Raising Problem Solver – check it out!
Our store, at https://store.raising-rabbits.com, is now live!
See the “s” in the https? That stands for secure. Our store is managed by 3dcart e-commerce software, and all transactions are fully encrypted so you can shop with peace of mind.
We’re still in the process of stocking our online store with excellently built cages, carriers, toys, and other rabbit accessories essential for rabbit breeders.
As I write this, the products in the store are educational ones. But over the next few days and weeks, we will be stocking the store with all sorts of goodies:
Feel free to stop by the store, give us your feedback, and pick up the items you’re in need of! (And especially, return in a week or two and see the new items in the store.)
Below: screenshot of our online storefront.
Overheard at Raising-RabbitsDid you know?
Kari from Texas wrote in a Facebook post:
Thanks for the shout-out!
Healthy RabbitsAn anonymous individual recently posted just 5 words to the Pasteurella multocida page: “I don't believe in incurables.”
I can appreciate the sentiment! Who likes to fall in love with a favorite pet, and then watch its health go downhill without at least trying something to fix the snuffles?
In the case of P. multocida, the problem is the germ’s ability to hide in the body where the antibiotics cannot reach them, which is why snuffles is so poorly controlled as to be recognized as generally not curable.
(No one should be guilted into exhausting one’s life savings in an effort to treat a disease with such a poor prognosis.)
That said, one or two, or ten, rabbits out of thousands of rabbits, DO get better and stay better with treatment.
Talking about Pasteurella treatments...
Enter the BunnyVac - a vaccine against Pasteurella multocida!
The BunnyVac has been on the market in the USA since May of 2013, and can be used both “on label” and “off label.”
The BunnyVac is thought to have a 90% success rate, meaning one cannot be certain that all rabbits will develop immunity to Snuffles.
Just know that until the essential rabbit studies are done, a rabbit treated off-label with the BunnyVac must be considered a carrier of Pasteurella. If you have 2 or more pets, therefore, it would be wise to vaccinate all of them every year.
Since the vaccine is so new, it will be interesting to see what percentage of sick vaccinated pet rabbits actually become asymptomatic, giving their owners several more years of enjoyment. The prospects are definitely exciting!
Use in Show Rabbits:
I won’t be using it in my herd; you'll find my reasons and concerns here:
Death is the evidence that some things are indeed incurable, and old age exacerbates the problem.
Rabbits in the NewsMix together kids, animals (especially rabbits), and a gifted photographer, and you’ll discover heart-lifting magic.
This Flickr photostream features some really great photos of kids and their pets. Several of the photos feature rabbits, and are completely adorable.
Thank You!Raising-Rabbits.com has passed 900 ‘likes’ thus far! Thank you to our many friends! Feel free to declare your appreciation for all things ‘rabbit’ by heading over to Raising-Rabbits and clicking the ‘like’ button at the top right. Thanks!
Additionally, our Facebook fan page, http://www.facebook.com/RaisingRabbits has reached over 650 ‘likes!’ We appreciate all of you! I hope you’ll swing by regularly and participate in the conversation on Facebook as well.
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Your friends at Raising-Rabbits.com wish you a wonderful June, 2014.
Happy summer, and enjoy your rabbits!
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