All rabbits should be vaccinated against Myxomatosis: a heartbreaking disease, for which there is no cure.
It is transmitted by biting insects as well as rabbit fleas, so direct contact with a wild rabbit is not always necessary to contract it.
The virus causes very swollen eyelids, ear bases and genitals, eventually leading to pneumonioa, and death.
Rabbit Viral Haemmorhagic Disease
Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease is a highly contagious, and rapidly fatal disease.
Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease is an airborne virus, which can be spread by direct contact with infected rabbits.
It can also be spread by indirect contact from contaminated feeding bowls, clothes, and shoes.
An annual booster vaccination is essential to maintain immunity.
The Myxomatosis vaccine includes protection against RHD1 virus, but a new strain has since emerged, called RHD2.
The combined Myxomatosis/RHD1 vaccine can be given from 5 weeks of age, but then takes 2 weeks to work.
For RHD2, a new vaccine is available, and we now have this vaccine in stock.
The RHD2 vaccine can be given from 10 weeks of age, but must be given at least 2 weeks apart from the Myxomatosis and RHD1 vaccine.
Both the Myomatosis/RHD1 and RHD2 injections are single doses.