What starts out looking like a small scab on a rabbit could in fact be a Flybot. Nanette had a large lump that went from the side of her neck to under neath her chin. It could easily have seemed like an abscess. Further inspection showed small round holes. On the other side of her neck was what appeared to be a round black scab. These were in fact Flybots.
Nanette had been abandoned outside. When she was taken to the Sacramento County Animal Care Bradshaw Shelter
it would have been easy to miss that she had flybot. At first it likely appeared to be a very small wound with a scab but two to three weeks later as the larvae grew a larger hole formed on her skin.
We took her to see Dr.McRoberts at PetCare Veterinary Clinic to remove the warbles and flush the holes. Nanette will be on antibiotics to prevent infection and Meticam.
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IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
Removal of the larvae causing warbles in rabbits should be performed by a veterinarian. If you squeeze and accidentally squish the larvae it releases a deadly toxin which can send the rabbit into shock and result in death. The larvae can be difficult to remove and require quite a bit of pulling, all the while trying to not squish it. It’s best to leave that to the Veterinary professional. #rabbits #bunnies #rescue #flybot #petsofinstagram