Rabbit Vaccinations

We’ve recently introduced a new vaccination that protects your rabbit from myxomatosis and both types of viral haemorrhagic disease (RHD1 and RHD2) with a single injection. This vaccination is called Myxo RHD PLUS.

What is the new vaccination for rabbits?

Until recently, in order to ensure that your rabbit was protected from both myxomatosis and both strains of RHD, they would have been given two separate vaccinations.

A new vaccination called Myxo RHD PLUS is now available and is a combined vaccine for all three of these potentially fatal diseases. This means that your rabbit only needs a single vaccination to be fully protected.

Does my rabbit need to be vaccinated immediately?

If your rabbit has not been vaccinated at all in the last 12 months, then yes you need to contact your vet and discuss vaccinations as quickly as possible.

You also need to contact your vet as quickly as possible if your rabbit has not yet been vaccinated against RHD type 2.

If your rabbit has been regularly vaccinated and is up to date with their vaccinations against myxomatosis and both strains of RHD; the combination of these two vaccines will mean that your rabbit has adequate protection. You will be offered the new vaccination at your next vaccination appointment.

We are checking our rabbit vaccination records, and if your rabbit needs an additional vaccination, then we will advise you. If you have any concerns, please speak to your vet and they will be happy to advise.

What does the new vaccination cover?

Myxo RHD PLUS will provide protection from myxomatosis. Read more here. And also both strains of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD1 and RHD2). Read more here.

When and how often should I vaccinate my rabbit?

Rabbits can be vaccinated from five weeks of age, and should receive annual boosters. We always recommend that all rabbits are regularly vaccinated, if this isn’t the case then please talk to your vet.
If your rabbit is vaccinated and you would like to know more about the new Myxo RHD PLUS vaccination, your vet will be happy to discuss.

Please contact your vet with any questions that you have around rabbit vaccinations.

 

For advice on the health of your pet, speak to your local Medivet practice.

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