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Rabbit vaccinations

In common with dogs and cats, there are infections of rabbits that are contagious and often lethal for which there are vaccinations available:

Myxomatosis

This is a common disease of rabbits that is spread by biting insects. The symptoms include swellings around the face, ears and back end. Even those with apparently mild symptoms usually die. The disease is seen during the summer months and because transmission is by biting insects, it can be transmitted over long distances. Woodland areas, land near water, and near by colonies of wild rabbits represent increased risk. Vaccination is by a single injection given annually, or every six months in high risk areas where.

Viral Hemorrhagic Disease

VHD can cause severe loss of life in colonies of rabbits and may present as sudden death with few external signs. It is transmitted very readily from rabbit to rabbit. The vaccine is very effective and also consists of a single annual injection.

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We now have a rabbit vaccine that covers both Myxomatosis and VHD in one shot. Not only does it save an extra visit but it also offers far longer and better immunity against Myxomatosis.