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Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 06 9:56 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Poor people, what a horrible thing to happen. It doesn't sound like it's something that's very common, however, which is a blessing.

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 06 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very uncommon, and to die of it is to the best of my knowledge unheard of.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 06 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I read this in the paper this morning and wondered if it would be wise to use disposable gloves for prepping freshly shot animals? Perhaps only necessary if you have an open wound on you hand?

Snap Cap



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 06 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I already use the blue mechanics gloves, much tougher than the white ones. Never gut a rabbit or de- breast a woodie without them.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 06 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Snap Cap wrote:
I already use the blue mechanics gloves, much tougher than the white ones. Never gut a rabbit or de- breast a woodie without them.


Any reason, I assume you might pick up something more common than bunny flu?

Snap Cap



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 06 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

To be honest I don't know they are just a part of my kit. Its easier than carrying around hand wash which I used to do. Now I just paunch the bunny hang him on a branch take the gloves off and take them home at then end of my expidition.

I was told by an long in the tooth ferreter that a rabbit with flu has a runny nose! how true this is I dont know, but as long as said bunny is properly cooked then I dont see a panic.

Beckyess



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 06 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think it's called the snuffles in domestic rabbits and yes they do have a runny nose.
Becky

bernie-woman



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 06 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Isn't it a bug carried by cats and dogs too?

Nanny



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 06 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i thought the guy died of a sceptacemia more than of rabbit flu but not being at all knowledgable, perhaps the two are linked...............

Bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 06 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't worry about it . Somethings going to get us all one day

Nanny



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 06 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

true but if it is like the curse of the were rabbit i would rather i went some other way

cab



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 06 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nanny wrote:
i thought the guy died of a sceptacemia more than of rabbit flu but not being at all knowledgable, perhaps the two are linked...............


The thing about blood infections like that is that the term 'septicaemia' is really generic, doesn't mean a particular bacterium or anything like that.

Rabbit flu is caused by the bacterium Pasteurella multocida, and in ruminants that happens sometimes. Not a virus, like bird flu or the flu that we would normally get as people, but the same bacrterium that causes a disease of poultry called fowl cholera. It is unusual for a person to get an infection with it, but the symptoms would start off as illness, a temperature, flu like symptoms, but it would be internal haemorrhaging (linked to the septicaemia) that would do you in.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 06 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cattle get paturella from organisms in the soil, thats why farmers like to their moles sorted out before cutting their grass for hay or silage. A nasty disease

hardworkinghippy



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 06 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fabrice is a gamekeeper and he had a circular telling him to wear thick rubber gloves just a few weeks ago. ("Le gale" - a parasitic skin disease, which a lot of foxes round here have, was the reason given for wearing the gloves whilst working.)

We're just getting rabbit numbers up to a decent level after mixi, and a lot of bunnies around here have the sniffles.

Old-Chads-Orchard



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 06 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Unfortunate event, but seems to be tabloid sensationalism because of the recent bird flu stuff

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