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Happy Holler Rabbitry - January 16, 2010 05:31 AM (GMT)
Hi, I sold Keepee a doe last Saturday and she just emailed me saying that the jr. doe ( 6-7 months old) has tiny black spots on her vent area that look like little blood blisters. I hadn't noticed this before, but honestly I hadn't looked at her vent area much after I discovered she was a doe because I didn't plan on breeding her. She was in a wire bottomed cage with her sister. She has never been bred or exposed to a buck. The bottom of the cage had gotten a little messy, but not bad, could this be minor hutch burn? Could her sister have done something to her? Neither Kristen or I know what these spots are, do any of you guys? I feel awful because I don't want there to be anything wrong with any of my animals, especially not those that I sale. Any suggestions or treatments will be greatly appreciated!

Keepee - January 16, 2010 05:33 AM (GMT)
When I first saw them, it almost looked like dried pieces of poo, like maybe she was a dirty girl, but when I checked her more closely, they are obviously not something foreign, it's slightly raised spots that are very dark .

Starlight - January 16, 2010 05:52 AM (GMT)
Is the vulva red and swollen or just the black spots? This kind of reminds me of the problem I had with almost all my rabbits after the hurricane.. A bunch of my does had these wierd black spots on them.

http://z13.invisionfree.com/RabbitHabbit_F...topic=15557&hl=

Scroll down at the very bottom, it has one picture of one of the does with the black spots.

If this is what it looks like, I am still not completly sure what was going on. We thought it could be from the humidity and debre flying around(this was after hurricane gustav) but not sure. I asked my vet, and she told me to put preperation H on them and they got better. Other than that, im not really sure. :confused:


SCG - January 16, 2010 12:01 PM (GMT)
It could just be hutch burn. Try the Prep H or Pen G ointment and see if it clears up.

Keepee - January 16, 2010 02:12 PM (GMT)
Danielle, the spots match what it looks like, but she's not swollen or crusty or anything. Hmm

3 Little Ladies Rabbitry - January 18, 2010 05:38 AM (GMT)
is there any change to the spots? Update?

Keepee - January 25, 2010 09:56 PM (GMT)
There is no change-

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I just don't know what to do- I don't want to breed her, having NO idea what these things are.

jodi - January 26, 2010 01:51 AM (GMT)
I actually have a doe with a spot like that. I did breed her and nothing bad came from it. It didn't spread to the babies or the buck. The babies never developed spots like that. I started to wonder if it's like freckles :)

Happy Holler Rabbitry - January 26, 2010 02:20 AM (GMT)
Jodi, just out of curiousity, what color was your doe that had these spots? I had thought that maybe these were just freckles too, maybe from the agouti coloring, I don't know. I was trying to think of anything because I KNOW that this doe hasn't come into contact with any bucks and any other rabbits at all besides her littermates and her mother, none of which have any issues at all.

sulphurspringrabbitry - January 26, 2010 02:26 AM (GMT)
Try e-mailing Jay Hreiz. Maybe he will know lol. That looks so weird...

Keepee - January 26, 2010 02:51 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (sulphurspringrabbitry @ Jan 25 2010, 09:26 PM)
Try e-mailing Jay Hreiz. Maybe he will know lol. That looks so weird...

that is SUCH a good idea! I harass him so much as it is lol. He's gonna cringe.

Happy Holler Rabbitry - January 26, 2010 02:58 AM (GMT)
DO IT Kristen! I want to know what this is!!!!

Keepee - January 26, 2010 03:07 AM (GMT)
I emailed him giving him as much info as possible, I'll let ya'll know what he says back.

Run Wild - January 26, 2010 03:10 AM (GMT)
It looks like freckles :blink:

There is no redness, no swelling, no puss, nothing! Clean as a whistle. Maybe it is freckles. I see this in some male horses depending on their color, they will have "multicolored/freckled" private parts :P

Hopefully it isn't a sign of a type of Venereal Cancer.

jodi - January 26, 2010 03:12 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Happy Holler Rabbitry @ Jan 25 2010, 07:20 PM)
Jodi, just out of curiousity, what color was your doe that had these spots? I had thought that maybe these were just freckles too, maybe from the agouti coloring, I don't know. I was trying to think of anything because I KNOW that this doe hasn't come into contact with any bucks and any other rabbits at all besides her littermates and her mother, none of which have any issues at all.

I actually have 2 does with it and one is a chestnut and the other is a tri.

sulphurspringrabbitry - January 26, 2010 03:49 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Keepee @ Jan 25 2010, 10:51 PM)
QUOTE (sulphurspringrabbitry @ Jan 25 2010, 09:26 PM)
Try e-mailing Jay Hreiz. Maybe he will know lol. That looks so weird...

that is SUCH a good idea! I harass him so much as it is lol. He's gonna cringe.

I know. I'm good :P

Keepee - January 26, 2010 08:54 PM (GMT)
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Kristen,

They appear to be focal petecchia on the vulva which could be an early sign of vent disease or simply anatomic/physiologic. Trauma to the vulva can also cause this.

I would keep an eye on this. If it doesn't change much within a week, it's probably not vent disease and likely something physiologic. She hasn't had increased bleeding correct?

-Jay



So since I've had her a while and there has been no change, it seems like it's either an issue to do with trauma or else freckles. It's nice to know I'm not just overly paranoid though and it that could have been a sign of vent disease :lol:

sulphurspringrabbitry - January 26, 2010 10:31 PM (GMT)
Yay I helped to solve the problem! haha. Glad the doe will be alright!

Happy Holler Rabbitry - January 27, 2010 01:03 AM (GMT)
Yay!!! So now I know I don't have some hidden extremely rare disease in my rabbitry! Thanks for asking Jay. Now get to breeding Fifi and see if she passes on her very full hindquarters! :)




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