We advise all domestic rabbits should be vaccinated against RHD-
We advise young rabbits have their first vaccination as soon as possible after they are 5 weeks old.
Booster vaccinations are required yearly for the combined Myxomatosis and RHD-
Myxomatosis is a viral disease which causes an infected rabbit to become depressed, have a temperature and stop eating. It is characterised by swellings and discharges around the eyes, nose and genital areas. Treatment is rarely successful and affected rabbits suffer awfully. There is a much less common skin form of the condition which presents with mild lethargy and lumpy lesions on the skin – these cases can be successfully treated. Myxomatosis is spread by biting insects including fleas and mosquitoes.
Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) has been in the press lately following reports of a new strain called RHD-
Hart Vets is currently in the process of importing the RHD-