I've started treating an 8years old rabbit with mobility issues. Presented with weakness on the right hind which leads to him to falling on the right side and he struggles to get back up.
When he is ''standing/sitting'' you can tell he is leaning towards the right side, not sitting straight. This has been a slowly progressing problem for him.
His was referred for acupuncture due to arthritis in his lumbar spine and right stifle, but it was apparent to me that his ''falling over'' issue is weakness related, not pain.
He responds well to points such as ST36, Gb34, BH, BL40, GB21, GV14, Gb25, LIV13 for 2-3 days, but the effect doesn't seem to last.
I'm using EAP and also increased the joules with my cold laser treatments (which seems to be a good combo for him).
I've asked a chiropractor vet friend to have a look at him (mainly suspecting nerve impingement or ivdd maybe) and he needed adjusted in the cervicals, thoracics and lumbars. This greatly helped his posture: he is leaning less on the right side, more stable and hops around a bit more.
He's making progress, but his progress normally doesn't last more than a few days, even with the manual therapy.
He was not tested for E. cuniculi and I don't know if he's been exposed in the past leading to the deficits he presents with..
Any herb suggestions to help this friend knowing it's likely spine/nerve related? and knowing adjustments have been helpful ?
Thank you very much !!