my daughters rabbit has a hard golf ball sized lump on the side of it's face, any conditions that would cause this? I can not find any wound
Hello, I am Dr. Zoe, a licensed veterinarian here to help. Yes, there are a few problems that we think of when this is found.
The most common problem is this is an abscess that is related to either a tooth root infection or a specific bacterial infection called pasteurella. Other less common issues may be a tumor, emerging fly larva (Cuterebra), or trauma related. Ultimately, I do recommend you get her seen by her regular veterinarian for this.
Your vet should recommend a needle aspiration of the mass which can tell us if this is an infection versus tumor versus trauma. If this is an infection then it may need to be lanced and evacuated of pus debris. Unlikely dogs/cats rabbit abscesses are filled with a very thick debris that is tough to resolve without actually lancing and evacuating (it has the consistency of cottage cheese); this is also why rabbits have such a tough time resolving these infections without help (i.e., manual evacuation and antibiotic therapy).
rabbit has had a siezzure it is dead
Oh my. I am so sorry to hear this. This makes me wonder if this was either a tumor, or it was a pasteurella infection. If this was pasteurella this is a bacterial infection other rabbits can get (it is contagious)...so monitor the others for sneezing and nasal discharge.
Hi Katrina,I'm just following up on our conversation about Suzie. How is everything going?Dr. Zoe