Warning for domestic rabbit owners by Dr Sam Haynes
Domestic rabbits should be vaccinated
As part of the ongoing feral rabbit control program, a new RHDV virus is scheduled for release in late March 2013. The virus will be released into public open space in northern Sydney with the aim of reducing the feral rabbit numbers and thereby reduce the negative impact of feral rabbits.
To check your rabbit’s vaccination status please call your Sydney Animal Hospital. If you have any questions regarding rabbit vaccination please do not hesitate to call us.
What is RHDV Virus?
RHDV or Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus is a virus in solution applied to chopped carrots, which will be dyed green to identify them. The virus is spread via contact with other wild rabbits or biting insects and is not harmful to any other domestic pets or native animals.