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kayj
29-10-2006, 12:38 PM
KateCo emailed me this morning to say she had had an email of the breeder that she got Charlie off (my British Giant) to say there had been an outbreak in that area. I will ask my vet tomorrow but thought I would let you all know.

kayjay
29-10-2006, 12:58 PM
Are there any precautions you can take as well as having your buns vaccinated? I'm not sure how this is caught??

janice
29-10-2006, 01:04 PM
http://www.houserabbit.co.uk/rwf/articles/vhd.htm

http://www.rabbit.org/care/vhd.html

http://www.rabbitrehome.org.uk/care/vaccination.asp

If you read these articles it may help you protect your animals, the important issues are vaccination and also good hygeine including minimising contct with rabbits in pet shops and in the wild.

I hope that helps you

kayjay
29-10-2006, 01:15 PM
Thanks :D

Jayney
29-10-2006, 01:43 PM
oh dear

mine are both vaccinated thankfully

mini lop1
30-10-2006, 07:58 AM
oh dear, mine are also vaccinated in august

lisa

Phill
30-10-2006, 08:45 AM
VHD is carried by anything on anything to anywhere, the only protection you can offer your rabbits is to vaccinate them xx

Monkey
30-10-2006, 09:13 AM
I don't know too much about VHD, can someone tell me more please?
Ta :D

Phill
30-10-2006, 09:24 AM
VHd is a viral disease which was introduced in Austrailia in the 80's by the chinease to iliminate the rabbit population. It can be carried on anything to anywhere at anytime and will kill your rabbit usually without warning. Nothing can kill it and it will stay in an infected areas soil and ground for 4 years. The only prevention to death is vaccination.

GemmaH
30-10-2006, 09:46 AM
I've been to the vets this morning with my two, Jasper was having his first Myxi and Honey had her VHD. According to the vet there have been some cases in North Lancashire, he says he's not had any cases at the surgery but he's all ready for diagnosis. Doesn't sound very promising to be honest!

Gemma x

Mad Bunster
31-10-2006, 12:50 PM
This is awful....
Are the vaccinations defintely 100% effective? Or is it like the Myxi one, symptons are lessened and better chance of recovery.

Phill
31-10-2006, 03:17 PM
This is awful....
Are the vaccinations defintely 100% effective? Or is it like the Myxi one, symptons are lessened and better chance of recovery.

No the VHD vaccine is 100%