Flystrike in rabbits
Posted on 20th June 2017 at 20:45
During the summer months it is important to protect your rabbit from ‘Fly-strike’.
Fly-strike occurs when flies (green bottle) lay their eggs on susceptible animals.
Eggs hatch out into maggots which then feed on the animal causing nasty wounds around the bottom and genital area. The rabbit may just appear quiet and reluctant to move around.
We would recommend checking your pet daily. If maggots are found on your rabbit, this is an emergency and you should contact us immediately.
Without prompt treatment affected animals will die.