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Vaccinating My Rabbit Prevents?

Vaccinations are a very important part of the preventative health care your rabbits needs to to reduce the risk of serious infectious and diseases. So let’s explore the diseases that vaccinations protect our rabbits against…

Rabbit Myxomatosis

Myxomatosis is a severe disease (caused by a virus) that affects rabbits. It damages multiple areas of the body such as the skin, eyes, lungs, liver, and genitals, and puts infected rabbits at a high risk of catching other nasty infections.

What Are The Signs Of Rabbit Myxomatosis?

Treatment for Rabbit Myxomatosis

There is no cure for myxomatosis. Only supportive care can be given, so prevention is key.

Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease 1 & Disease 2

RHD is a virus that targets rabbits, attacks their internal organs (such as the liver), and causes internal bleeding. Sadly, RHD is fatal in most cases. 

There are two types of RHD virus, RHD1 & 2. RHD1 causes very sudden illness and is nearly always fatal within two days of catching it. RHD2 often develops a bit more slowly and is often fatal within 1-2 weeks. 

Rabbits with RHD2 are much more likely to spread the disease because they live longer with symptoms.

What Are The Signs Of Haemorrhagic Disease 1 & Disease 2?

Treatment for Haemorrhagic Disease 1 & Disease 2

Sadly, there is no cure for either RHD1 or RHD2 and the chances of survival are slim. Prevention is key.

If your rabbit is showing signs of any of the above or you have some concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thanks for reading, until next time…