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Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease and Myxomatosis

Myxomatosis and RHD1 Vaccine

  • Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease are fatal viral diseases to rabbits only.
  • Myxi and RHD1 and 2 vaccines should be given annually*. Please protect your bunnies. 

RHD2 Vaccine

We continue to stock a vaccine against RHD2 (Filavac VHD K C+V). This now has a UK licence.

In consultation with the RWAF we recommend that all rabbits are protected against RHD2 by vaccination annually unless rabbits are in a high risk environment (every 6 months)*.

Please call 01525 373329 for advice.

FAQs:

1) Does this replace my rabbit's previous vaccine

No. Rabbits will continue to need their original annual vaccination as the RHD2 vaccine has no protection against Myxomatosis.

2) OK. Can i have the 2 vaccines on the same day?

No. Please note that the 2 vaccines cannot be given at the same time - there must be a minimum of a 2 week gap between them.

3) How old does my bunny need to be for vaccines? 

We recommend over 8 weeks for Myxomatosis and over 10 weeks for the RHD2 vaccine. Please talk to us if your bunny is younger than this.

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