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St Clair Veterinary Group, Rabbit Vaccinations,myxomatosis,viral haemorrhagic disease

Rabbits

Rabbit Vaccinations

Rabbits are the fastest growing pet population in the UK and as a result there has been a lot of progress over recent years in our knowledge on how to treat and prevent various diseases.

Rabbits should be vaccinated against two diseases - myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD).

Myxomatosis is a fatal disease whereas VHD, although not always fatal, will make your rabbit very unwell. Pet rabbits do not need direct contact with wild rabbits to contact either of these viruses since biting flies and fleas can act as vectors. Vaccination, therefore, is the only way to protect your pet rabbit.

Rabbits receive a single injection which will protect them against both diseases for one year and we recommend annual vaccination to maintain this cover.

At vaccination your rabbit will be given a complete health check by the veterinary surgeon and this also gives you the opportunity to discuss any problems you may have encountered with your pet.