What we keep in our Medicine chest
I have a couple of sites I like to go to for dosages and medical questions in rabbits.
Dr. Chark's drug calculator for rabbits
I also have a copy of this book
The 5-minute Veterinary Consult Ferret and Rabbit
(this is actually a newer version than the one I have)
This is what we keep in the medicine chest.
Many of these can be found in your local human pharmacy.
YOU might not need all of these things. Since our rabbit herd is over 100 animals and we live 30 miles from where we can get most of it, it makes it cost effective for us to have some of these items on hand.
Arnica Montana 30x- for injuries and shock and heatstroke
Nux Vomica 30x- for diarrhea
Arsinicum Alb 30x for diarrhea
Comfrey Leaf in olive oil (speeds wound healing, have used it on gumline when rabbit injures teeth to help them heal faster)
Raspberry (pregnancy health)
Lemon Balm (virus)
Thyme oil (antibiotic properties)
Willow sticks/bark (pain relief)
terramycin ophthalmic ointment (for weepy eye)Pen BP-48 (Penicillin G Benzathine; Penicillin G Procaine)
NEVER give rabbits oral antibiotics
Vetericyn (looks like water- completely safe- great stuff!- expensive tho')
Bunny Balm (this is our own herbal ointment)
Ivomec- cattle injectable
Benadryl Children's liquid
Saline solution (for washing hair irritants out of bunny eyes)
Baby gas drops (Simethicone)
Liquid Imodium AD
Prilosec tablets (crush one and add to some baby food or mashed banana and feed by syringe if they seem to have a tummy ache or stop eating)
Marquis (expensive coccidia treatment- but works!)
Some sort of coccidian treatment (Albion, Sulmet, Dri-tail)
Probios Equine Gel- if they go off feed , have diarrhea or have been treated with antibiotics they get this.
Vanodine- disinfectant would NOT be without this!