Do rabbits need wormed?

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by KST Goat Farm, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. KST Goat Farm

    KST Goat Farm Well-Known Member

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    Jul 28, 2019
    NE Colorado
    We have 2 rabbits who live on dirt on the floor of our barn. On nice days they get to run around on our lawn. Their pens get cleaned out regularly so there is not much poop accumulats in their pens. I am just wondering since they live on dirt, should they be wormed? What are the first symptoms of worms? Thanks.
     
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  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I would have a fecal done. I don't know of worming rabbits on a schedule.
     
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  3. bisonviewfarm

    bisonviewfarm Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    CO
    I wouldn't do it on a schedule rabbits don't seem to get worms like other animals 20+ year and literally thousands show rabbits and I never worked. Now I would watch for coccidiosis if you have babys adults often carry it with no symptoms but it's hard on little guys
     
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  4. JML Farms

    JML Farms Well-Known Member

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    Dec 31, 2020
    Booger County Texas
    No...never heard of them getting any. We raise Californians for show. However, they do get ear mites. That's about the biggest problem we've had with them. A drop of Ivomec in each ear clears that up.
     
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