It’s not just wild rabbits that are affected by the killer diseases such as myxomatosis or viral haemorrhagic disease (also known as Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease - RHD). Rabbits are the third most popular pet but only one in twelve owners take their bunnies to the vet to be vaccinated. 99% of affected rabbits will die from myxomatosis, with horrific symptoms including blindness and deformities caused by swellings around the head and face. The disease is spread by blood sucking insects such as fleas and mosquitoes, making the warmer parts of the year a key infection period. Signs of RHD may go almost unnoticed as the disease progression can be very rapid. However, where present, the signs may include depression, collapse, difficulty in breathing, convulsions, high body temperature, lethargy and bleeding from the nose. Death usually occurs within 12-36 hours after the onset of fever and the mortality rate can be as high as 51-100%.
The virus is spread by direct contact between rabbits (both wild and domesticated) and also via indirect contact. Possible sources of indirect contact are people, clothing, contaminated hutches and bedding, as well as insect vectors such as fleas.
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Clear, glass Type I (PhEur) single dose vials with a halogenobutyl rubber stopper, closed with a coded aluminium cap. Packed in cartons of 5 single dose vials of vaccine plus 5 vials of solvent.