Friday, 29 April 2011

Easy ways to help us help bunnies

RWAF may now be supported if you shop via The Giving Machine

This works in a similar way to Easyfundraising, and of course that's another way of getting retailers to donate part of the profit from your purchases.

Don't forget too the other simple ways of supporting RWAF - becoming a member if you aren't already, using Everyclick as your search engine, Send flowers via Charity Flowers send used stamps to RWAF (address here ) and our work because rabbits do deserve better.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Message from RWAF Vet Advisor

Summit veterinary pharmaceuticals and Nova laboratories are producing Cisapride again in the UK under the cascade. Currently in tablet form only but hopefully in suspension form as well soon.

Whilst many veterinary surgeons will have noticed this at a recent small animal conference (and I mentioned it in a lecture there on Gastrointestinal Stasis), it does not appear widely reported in the veterinary press so far, although this may occur soon. At the same time, metoclopramide has re-emerged in a palatable form, which, whilst not expressly targeted at rabbits, may now be easier to obtain than it used to be.

It would seem that pharmaceutical options for managing and treating GI stasis in rabbits have recently improved, with this news. It is also important to remember all the other treatments such as good nursing, fluid and feeding support, and pain relief, but this is excellent news for rabbits!

Richard Saunders BSc (Hons) BVSc MSB CBiol DZooMed (Mammalian) MRCVS

Monday, 4 April 2011

A hutch is not enough song

The wonderful Maria Daines, has written and recorded a song for our 'a hutch is not enough' campaign. Please listen, and share. We can not thank Maria and the band enough for helping us to raise awareness of the plight that many thousands of pet rabbits face - casual neglect, or as Maria puts it... as 'garden ghosts'