Hi all - Merry Christmas.
A six week old doe that came into my rescue fell ill on me last night. It looks like she's had a stroke. I've only ever seen this behaviour in dogs- and they did have a stroke. Her right side is paralysed. Her breathing was laboured last night, but at about 5 am she started eating, and has been eating, and drinking lots of water today. She has been very alert today and can hold herself up today, which she could not do at all last night. She had no symptoms leading up to this. She still cannot use her right side, and cannot walk, but can sit up. I'm baffled as to what would cause this... several of the rabbits that came in her group have upper respiratory problems. She is a Mini Rex. They came from a very bad situation - but all have come around beautifully. She is the brightest, friendliest little bun in my rescue. She is sleeping upstairs by the fire keeping warm and safe, and I have seen little improvements often today. I am doing research and thought I'd just throw it out there and see if anyone else has dealt or heard of this? My Vet of course is clueless.
Any ideas could help - I'd appreciate them.