Flystrike is not a fun thing to have happen with your rabbits.
You need to get rid of ALL the maggot and any unhatched eggs.
You need to treat your rabbit for shock if at all necessary.
Hopefully your rabbit will make it.
So here we go
Who is susceptible?
Rabbits that are old and/or are just unable to clean themselves well. This includes fat rabbits, rabbits with bad teeth, arthritic rabbits etc.
Rabbits kept in wet, dirty conditions.
Rabbits with wounds on them.
Rabbits with wet/dirty groins.
These rabbits are apt to get flystrike.
What will I see?
- generally a lethargic bunny with maggots on it.
- rabbits are not always lethargic though
What do I do?
ASAP - remove all maggots. This means cleaning out ALL maggots. for longer haired animals removing the long hair, checking over the rabbit thoroughly to find where all the maggots are and they burrow in very quickly. EVERY SINGLE ONE needs to be removed and flushed away.
Shock is a real factor in flystrike so you need to move quickly and stress your rabbit as little as possible. You will need to watch for secondary infection and be prepared to treat as necessary. Your rabbit may need the attentions of a rabbit-savvy vet.
Hopping herd of Hares.