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Thank you Dr. Whitehead. Here is some more information. HoneyBunny hurt the area maybe a 4-6 weeks ago originally, we believe. She was out during exercise time, ran behind a 'tunnel' like thing we put up for them to play. She came out the other side limping, holding up her left foot. We thought she may have strained/sprained something. We watched her for a few days, she seemed fine, eating and drinking, just favoring it as she got around in her living quarters. After a couple of weeks she seemed back to normal, so we got her out so she could play/exercise, and she ran around on the carpet, looking normal. Didn't seem to be favoring it. We did this a few times over a 2-3 week period. Then 10-12 days ago, we noticed her favoring the same leg in the cage, and holding it out to the side a little as she sat/laid. We thought perhaps that she had aggravated it again in the cage. She gets excited when we open her cage top to give her food/treats. We thought maybe after dancing on her hind legs, she came down on her front ones, aggravating it. After those 10-12 days, she was still doing it, that's when we took her to the vet.
The vet, by feeling thought it was a fracture, but couldn't be sure. She is very strong/squirmy, does not like to be held down and we were also concerned if she would do more damage trying to hold her while he was doing things, or get stressed. How are x-rays taken with a rabbit, would someone have to be holding her down?