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I have a lop with no ears...her mother ate them when she

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Hi. I have a lop with no ears...her mother ate them when she was born. I noticed today that one ear canal was occluded with a sticky yellowish substance, no odor. When I squeezed the base of her ear copious amounts of the same substance came out. Very thick, sticky. Still no odor. Once I got as much out as I could the canal now appears open but red. What else should I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. You'll now need to have a vet prescribe not only an ointment to be instilled into that ear canal but also a systemic antibiotic to treat the likely inner/middle ear infection (otitis interna/media) and sinus infection expected with Pasteurellosis - a common bacterial infection that can cause what you're seeing...and become a systemic infection readily in rabbits. If her ear drum isn't intact, care needs to be taken to prescribe an otic antibiotic that isn't toxic to the inner ear.