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    Default Those who have chose NOT to vaccinate

    Has anyone on here choosen not to vacinate their buns

    and why???

    also are they single buns or groups etc?
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    Unless they have an illness/weak disposition stopping them being vaccinated (I know there are a fair few on here that might not survive the vaccs themselves) then I don't think there is any valid reason not to vaccinate them. The only reason I can think not to would be a selfish monetary reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubyTed View Post
    Unless they have an illness/weak disposition stopping them being vaccinated (I know there are a fair few on here that might not survive the vaccs themselves) then I don't think there is any valid reason not to vaccinate them. The only reason I can think not to would be a selfish monetary reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubyTed View Post
    Unless they have an illness/weak disposition stopping them being vaccinated (I know there are a fair few on here that might not survive the vaccs themselves) then I don't think there is any valid reason not to vaccinate them. The only reason I can think not to would be a selfish monetary reason.
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    its not about not affording them

    ive heard that buns who have HAD the jabs getting the actual illness

    whereas buns that have never had vax, never getting ill :/
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    I chose not to vaccinate Badger when he was at his illest because I felt it would be detrimental to him. I chose not to vaccinate SwishWish while she was vulnerable, but now she is fully vaccinated.

    Last week I got a bill for £345 for my July vaccinations (which is my cheap set 16 myxos and 3 VHDs- January is 16 myxos and 13 VHDs). That amount already put aside went on emergencies in July, so it's an ouch, but I would never not vaccinate a healthy rabbit. I would never want to be in a situation where one of my rabbits got ill and it was MY fault for not vaccinating.

    I just ask what is best for my bunnies. For most, that is vaccinating, for the odd few, that is not vaccinating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emmiiee View Post
    its not about not affording them

    ive heard that buns who have HAD the jabs getting the actual illness

    whereas buns that have never had vax, never getting ill :/
    You will get exceptions to every rule.

    With Myxo, because the vaccine is not made from the actual illness, they can still catch Myxo, but when vaccinated, with a bit of luck, you can nurse them through it. That's exceptionally unlikely if they are not vaccinated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emmiiee View Post
    its not about not affording them

    ive heard that buns who have HAVE the jabs getting the actual illness

    whereas buns that have never had vax, never getting ill :/
    A bun who has been vaccinated against Myxi is likely to make a full recovery. A bun who hasn't been vaccinated against Myxi is almost certainly going to die....and it isn't pretty. I helped nurse a gorgeous boy who had full blown myxi. (He had the jab but developed no immunity) I can't get the image of how he was out of my head. It was heart breaking. Just as it looked as though he was making a slight recovery he died.
    It's NOT worth the risk!

    If a bun is vaccinated against VHD then they won't get it, full stop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmiiee View Post
    its not about not affording them

    ive heard that buns who have HAD the jabs getting the actual illness

    whereas buns that have never had vax, never getting ill :/
    It's not as simple as that.

    Those who vaccinate are likely to be the people, like us, on rabbit forums. As such, we hear a lot more about the cases of vaccinated buns getting myxi.

    I can't speak for buns that have never been vacc'd never getting ill because I haven't seen or heard of bunnies like that.

    What I can say is that those that don't vaccinate and have rabbits in the bottom of the garden, how many of those unvaccinated rabbits do you think we will hear about that died of myxi or vhd? a very very very small proportion. because in general, those who don't vaccinate either because they don't know they need to or don't care enough to spend the money to vacc don't frequent forums like this, so we don't hear about them
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    The way I see it is that I want the best chance of a long life for my bunnies... so in it's simplest form that means good diet, spaying/neutering, and vaccinating.

    Plus, there's 6 months between each set of vaccinations so it's not like I don't have time to save up for them
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