EPISODE 6: JO HINDE PART 2: VETS & WHAT TO DO IF YOUR RABBIT IS NOT WELL

Our sixth episode - with Very Special Guest Jo Hinde, the Blue Cross Vet Nurse of the Year 2014 & RWAF Outreach Officer. In this episode we talk about rabbit savvy vets, how to tell if your rabbit is not well, and what the signs may indicate. We would always advocate that you contact a rabbit savvy vet if your rabbit is ill, but hope that this episode will give you more of an insight into what to look out for and the potential severity of the situation.

 It is a continuation of our chat with Jo in Episode 5, where we talked about some of the many ways in which rabbit welfare can be improved and raising awareness of these issues. 

Please note: Always call your vet if the rabbit is ill or not eating, and before syringe feeding your rabbit in case of a blockage.

Disclaimer: All views and opinions within All Ears are those of the speaker, and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of any organisation which they may be associated with.  While we attempt to provide accurate, up to date information, we would always advise you to contact a rabbit expert or vet with any specific concerns or questions. 

00:25 Jo Hinde
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jo-hinde/

02:00 Jo's Huffington Post article on Finding a Good Vet
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jo-hinde/rabbit-friendly-vets_b_5946438.html

02:40 RWAF article on Finding a Good Vet
http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/resources/?section=veterinary.html
The RWAF has compiled a list of "rabbit friendly" vets in the UK, Isle of Man & Ireland obtainable by calling their helpline on 0844 324 6090 or emailing hq@rabbitwelfare.co.uk

04:15 Rabbits should not be starved before a General Anesthetic
http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Surgery/Anesthesia/Pre/anes_pre_en.htm

05:40 Benefits of Neutering
http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/pdfs/neutering28807.pdf

09:10 Process for Referrals or Second Opinions
http://www.rcvs.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/code-of-professional-conduct-for-veterinary-surgeons/supporting-guidance/referrals-and-second-opinions/

09:40 RWAF Vet Membership Package (including free email advice service from RWAF veterinary expert advisor, Richard Saunders
http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/pdfs/RWAVETMEMBERSHIPINFO.pdf

11:40 Megacolon
http://www.vgr1.com/megacolon/
http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/GI_diseases/Differential/mega_differential.htm

13:30 Rabbit Breathing Through Mouth/When Your Rabbit Needs to See The Vet NOW
http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/resources/content/info-sheets/RWAF%20Emergencies%20-%20When%20your%20rabbit%20needs%20to%20see%20the%20vet%20now.pdf

14:30 Stasis - Rabbit not eating/pooping
http://www.actionforrabbits.co.uk/stasis%20v2.pdf

17:00 General signs of illness
http://www.rabbit.org/care/sick.html

17:30 Rabbits poop 200 times per day!
https://www.facebook.com/Allearspodcast/photos/pb.555278431238875.-2207520000.1426437292./589136091186442/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-ams.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-xap1%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F1510350_589136091186442_546090428961747809_n.jpg%3Foh%3D5bbc32b38a232bfc4c5bb8683c02ed48%26oe%3D55B65E0E&size=640%2C640&fbid=589136091186442

17:50 Rabbit Poop Consistency
http://imgur.com/a/5N4lD
http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/GI_diseases/drop/Drp_en.htm

18:35 Rabbits live in pairs or groups
http://www.dev.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/pdfs/BunnyBuddiedwebpage.pdf

19:20 Rabbit Urine
http://www.greendale.co.uk/rabbit_urinalysis.html
http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Uro_gen_diseases/generalities/Sludge.htm

20:40 Increased Drinking
https://www.vetstream.com/watkinsandtasker/html/Factsheets/Otherpets/24_295064.asp

21:30 The Rabbit Diet
http://www.therabbithouse.com/diet/

21:50 Dental Issues (inc Wet Chin)
http://www.plymouthvets.co.uk/library/rabbits/dental-disease.shtml

24:25 Eyes
http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/about-rabbits/rabbit-eye-infections-and-care.aspx

26:50 Ears
http://www.netvet.co.uk/rabbits/ears.htm

28:10 RWAF Conference
http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/?section=conference2014.html

28:20 Hepatic Lipidosis
http://rabbit.org/liver-hepatic-disease-in-rabbits/

31:20 Stasis
http://www.actionforrabbits.co.uk/stasis%20v2.pdf

31:45 Causes of Stasis
http://www.mybunny.org/info/gi-stasis/

32:05 Gas
http://www.rabbitmeadows.org/shelter/faq.asp?id=2

34:20 Heat pad
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Snuggle-Safe-316-SnuggleSafe-Microwave/dp/B006HFCANC/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1427230175&sr=1-1&keywords=snuggle+safe

34:30 Infacol
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Infacol-50ml/dp/B000KKLZ9U/ref=sr_1_2?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1427230209&sr=1-2&keywords=infacol

35:30 Syringe feeding your rabbit
Please note: Always call your vet if the rabbit is ill or not eating, and before syringe feeding your rabbit in case of a blockage
https://www.vetstream.com/watkinsandtasker/html/Factsheets/Otherpets/24_286509.asp