Encephalitazoon Cuniculi ("Wry Neck") Survey presented by Barbi Brown dakota.jpg (11693 bytes)
SECTION 1
General Statistics

SECTION 2
Precursers

SECTION 3
Housing

SECTION 4
Diet

SECTION 5     Symptoms

SECTION 6 Treatment

SECTION 7 Results

 

"Once More" before

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"Once More"after

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Some just never straighten up but continue to thrive.

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Note that most show signs of weeping eyes.

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Elizabeth pictured here in the stages to recovery. Far right is how she looks today.

This condition has baffled breeders and veterinarians for years and this is a small attempt to help us undestand more about it.

We invite each of you who have experienced this condition to complete this survey with as much information as you know or remember and mail or e-mail it to us.  I know some details may be difficult to remember so don't be hestitant to say "I don't remember".

We will compile the data and publish on our website.   Hopefully by compiling the experiences of a wide variety of people we may begin to develop a pattern and a more consistent method of treatment.  Your contribution in any form will be of great value.  Thank you for your time on behalf of bunnies everywhere.  Please complete a separate form for each rabbit.

SECTION 1 - General Statistics  robin.jpg (9111 bytes)

Breed of Rabbit:
Age:
Weight:
Sex:
Time of year:   Spring [  ]       Summer [  ]         Fall  [  ]           Winter  [  ]

                          Don't rememebr [     ]

Was more than one rabbit affected at the same time?
       If so, how many?
Have you seen it repeat in the same blood line?
 
 

SECTION 2 - Precursers

Did the rabbit have any of the following conditions prior to Wry Neck?

YES NO   Don't know or remember
Lack of water (water bottle hung crooked, cracked dish etc.)
Does- Was she bred?
         Did she have a litter?
         Did the Mother wet in the            nest or on the kits?
         Did any kits develop signs?
Bucks - Did he spray?
         Was he housed next to            another buck?
Moved to new location?
Been to a show?
Been to the vet?
      For surgery?
      Other: please explain
Exposed to other animals?
      Dogs
      Cats
      Birds
      Guinea Pigs
      Rodents
      Ferrets
      Reptiles
      Other: please specify
Had you changed feed recently?
Was weather hot?
Was weather cold?
Was weather rainy?
Was weather windy?
Infection?  Please list type
       Eye?
       Ear?
       Sore Hocks?
       Open wound?
       Other: please explain
Bladder sludge or infection?
Hutch Burn?
Worms?
Diarrhea?
Wool block or hairballs?
Coccidiosis?
Ear or fur mites?
Fleas?
Loss of fur?
Had the owner experienced any stressful situations in their life?

SECTION 3 - HOUSING      

  YES NO   Don't know or remember
Was rabbit in a wire cage?      
Did cage have urine guards?      
Did they have a resting board to sit on?  if so,      
      Was it solid wood?      
      Slotted plastic      
      Sheet rock      
      Rug or towel?      
      Other: please explain      
       
Was rabbit in plastic bottomed cage?      
What type of bedding?      
Was rabbit kept indoors?  if so,      
   Did it have the run of         the house?      
   Was it confined to 1          room?      
Was rabbit kept outdoors?  if so,      
   In a wooden hutch?      
   In a open pole barn?      
   In a closed building?      
   In a garage?      
   In a barn?      
   Other:      

SECTION 4 - DIET

YES NO   Don't know or remember
Did rabbit eat the following?:
Commercial pellets:
      Brand:
Hay:
      Timothy
      Alfalfa
      Oat Hay
      Orchard Grass
       Wheat Hay
       Straw
       Hay cubes
       Other
Whole grains
Seeds (sunflower etc.)
Fruits
Vegetables
FEED STORAGE:
How was feed stored?
      In the bag it came in
      Paper bag
      Plastic or nylon bag
      In a plastic can
      In a metal can
      In the refrigerator
      In the freezer
Was feed container kept
   Indoors?
   Outdoors?  
How was hay stored?
   In a barn or building
   In a barrel
   In a bag
   Covered with a tarp

SECTION 5 - SYMPTOMS

YES NO   Don't know or remember
Tilted Head      
Darting eye (Nystygmus)      
Slow movement      
Loss of appetite       
Weepy Eye      
Lack of Movement      
Walking in circles      
Extreme Thirst
Sitting with head on floor
Listless
Agitated
Rolling when excited      
Rolling uncontrollably      
Tremors      
Seizures      
Hind quarter paralysis      
Fore quarter paralysis      
Huddled in corner      
Biting in wire      
Face pressed to cage or wall      
Walking on tip toes      
Uneven gait      

SECTION 6 - TREATMENT

YES NO   Don't know or remember
Was treatment attempted?
Was an ELISA titre done?
     Value Reported?
Was titre repeated?
      Value reported?
Were antibiotics used?
     Baytril?
             Tablets?
             Injectable?
     Penicillin?
             Dura Pen or Pen BP
             Pen Aqueous
             Pen Strep
      Other: please list
     
Probiotics?
           Type:
Did you use the following?
Ear drops ?
       Type:
Sulfa drugs?
           Type
Copper sulfate?
Piperazine?
Ivomec?
       Cattle 1%?
       Pigs .27%
Albendazole?
Oxibendazole?
Mebendazole?
Oxfendazole?
Herbs?  Please list:
    
Other: Please identify   

SECTION 7 - RESULTS

Did the rabbit survive?      
Was it euthanized?      
Did it recover?      
If the rabbit recovered:      
    Was it complete?      
    Did it remain tilted?      
    Did it still walk in circles?      
       
       
       
Please print out these pages and send the completed form to:
Barbi Brown's Bunnies - 15167 S. Airport Way, Manteca, CA 95336
or e-mail to rabit3bs@aol.com
Your contribution is important and very much appreciated.

Please feel free to make suggestions for additional Survey questions or to add more information you think will be helpful.

We hope to publish survey results monthly on the website.