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The Unnatural Intervention

Kudos to the people at Bunny’s Journal for another successful bunny gathering that is still ongoing as I write this piece. I am happy to see that the committee is on auto pilot now having had a lot of experience organizing such events. Due to other commitments, I was only able to stay for the Bunny Clinic by Dr. Nor Azam from Global Veterinary Sdn Bhd.

A good session by Dr. Nor Azam.

A good session by Dr. Nor Azam.

The Bunny Clinic session was very good especially for those who are interested and with rabbits needing medical concerns. I did ask a couple of questions and Dr. Nor Azam was more than willing to share his knowledge.

One topic that got everyone perked up was regarding reproduction problems and today we were introduced to a couple of Vitamins and drugs that can help in inducing ovulation. It seemed as though most of us present are facing reproduction problems especially in does – low libido and uninterested to mate seemed to be on everyone’s minds. At the back of my mind, I was asking myself “Why induce ovulation when rabbits are already induced ovulators themselves?”. What that means is that going through the act of copulation triggers the does to release eggs. And that got me wondering if ovulation can rouse the interest of does to copulate.

I guess we have to test it out to know if the reverse will be successful.

Testing it out or not is really besides the point of what I want to write today. The question is whether it is worth the trouble and is it right naturally to exercise such “unnatural intervention”. I feel that there is a reason why the rabbits are acting that way and even with human intervention, the low production traits will be inherited genetically.

If need be, I would really like to try out the hormone shots on the bunnies but at the same time I still hold on to the objective/goal of producing strong and versatile rabbits here in Malaysia while still retaining competitive physical traits. That is for me, I am not sure about you.

The BJ Mascot and me.

The BJ Mascot and me.

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Bunny’s Journal Gathering 2.0

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Looking at my schedule today, it was practically impossible for me to make it for the gathering but after a wonderful 1st gathering organized by the Bunny’s Journal team, I could not resist and decided to make some changes to my plans.

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The Bunny’s Journal gathering is a spin-off from a Facebook group started by En. Amza a.k.a. DaddyQas a.k.a. DaddyRock and a group of bunny friends. The main intention of the group is to bring together all bunny owners regardless of breed and creed.

Sam, the bearded dragon greeted me at the registration counter

Sam, the bearded dragon greeted me at the registration counter

Bunny’s Journal gathering is always vibrant with fun activities for both owners and rabbits alike. The gathering includes a Bunny Clinic where sharing of information takes place, a fun rabbit show, games and lucky draw. The Bunny’s Journal gathering also provide a platform for those considering keeping rabbits as pets, new rabbit owners and experts to share experiences.

Looks like I have a fan.

Looks like I have a fan.

Today I was given the honor to conduct the Bunny Clinic and judge in the fancy show. I always enjoy an unstructured and interactive session so I was speaking in a very open environment. The breezy Saturday morning under the trees also provided everyone a conducive  environment to interact during the talk.

Going through the rabbits during the fun rabbit show.

Going through the rabbits during the fun rabbit show.

The wool breeds did well for the fancy show. I noticed that they are very well kept and most have very nice coat. Perhaps it was because of their coat, owners tend to pay more attention to them.

Such beautiful eyes!

Such beautiful eyes!

Either way, all the rabbits present were healthy and did not have any major issues. We caught a few with fungal, mites and sore hocks but these can easily be treated.

Overall, the event was wonderful and the turn out was great. There were a good constant flow of participants as some including myself have other appointments and could not stay for the entire event.

I would like to thank the organizing committee for the honor given and it was a great pleasure doing the little bit that I am able to support this wonderful event! Special thanks goes out to En. Amza, Bart & Eisha (Babat Rabbitry), Vsa Jean, Galaxy Kelinci and everyone (apologies for missing out anyone) involved in making this a wonderful day for me! Most photos in this post are courtesy of Mohammad Amir Al-atiq Zailan.

Happy Bunny People!

Happy Bunny People!

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