pet health


Question by  sheryl (29)

What should I know about coccidia in rabbits?


Answer by  chadt39 (14)

A fairly common disease in rabbits, coccidia can be fatal. It is caused by the coccidian protozoa, mostly found in the intestines. Symptoms include no appetite, weight loss and diarrhea.


Answer by  JSmith0330 (616)

Coccida is a single celled organism that infects the intestine. Coccidia can be life threatening problem especially in small pets. Coccidia is passed in the stool so keeping their environment clean is important. Coccidiostats is a common medicine used to treat coccidia. I hope this helps.


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

Coccidia is a parasitic infection usually found in dogs and cats. It causes runny diarrhea at times with blood. It is usually most dangerous for the very young or small. Rabbits could perhaps contract it if there are exposed to affected animals feces. Vets should see rabbits with any diarrhea.


Answer by  kirri (478)

Coccidia can occur in most small animals. It is due to stress. If your rabbit is outside please bring them inside as stress can kill a rabbit quickly. Coccidia can be cured with medication from your vet.

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