What to do if a rabbit's nose is only a little damp?
White American doe with just a little moisture around nose and some matting on forepaw.
I'm not sure what to do about one of my rabbits. I was working with her to prepare for a show, and noticed she had matting on her left paw on Friday. She is in isolation. Saturday she had slight clear nasal discharge, and slight matting. Sunday, dry nose but a little matting on front paws. No white snot ever. Otherwise, appears in excellent condition and health.
No evidence of matting or problems with my other five rabbits.
Our local vet does not do testing for bordatella/pasteurella, and her symptoms are so slight, I am not sure what to do. Watch and wait?
With my chickens, I isolate and watch a little, and cull quickly if they are not completely healthy very soon. This is one of only two rare breed does that i have at this time. This doe comes from a breeder with excellent standards and frequent culling practices.
I like what I read here about your management practices. I've only had rabbits since May, so I am not experienced enough to know if this is serious.
My plan is to scratch her from the show, watch her in isolation (check paws/nose daily) for a week, and if she is worse cull immediately, or if she is the same, consider keeping in isolation and using for a couple of breedings. Does this sound appropriate?
(By the way, the isolation cage is attached to the single pvc frame made from the directions on this site. Thanks!!)
As a new rabbit person, I find your site very helpful. Thanks for your time!