Rabbit haemorrhagic disease, RHD, serious infectious disease of rabbits

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Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) – the facts:
– Also known as Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD)
– The disease has an extremely sudden onset in many cases with the only sign often seen in an infected rabbit is that is found dead
– Both domestic and wild rabbits are at risk of picking up the disease
– RHD is spread by direct contact between rabbits (both wild and domesticated) but also via people, clothing, collecting dandelion leaves from areas associated with wild rabbits, contaminated hutches and bedding, as well as insects such as fleas and flies
– RHD vaccination can be given to provide effective protection against this disease from as early as 5 weeks of age

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Rabbit haemorrhagic disease, RHD, serious infectious disease of rabbits

Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) is a very serious infectious disease that can affect rabbits. Unfortunately, there is no cure once a rabbit is infected. All rabbits are at risk of RHD. RHD is spread by direct contact between rabbits (both wild and domesticated) and also via indirect contact. Possi…

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