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    Wise Old Thumper Jack's-Jane's Avatar
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    Default Vaccinations - 2019

    There are three viruses which Rabbits are at risk of contracting, Myxomatosis, Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 1 (RHD1) and Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2 (RHD2)

    VACCINATIONS are the only way to insure that Rabbits have optimum protection against these lethal diseases.

    The Vaccines licensed for use within the UK are :

    Nobivac Myxo-RHD, this covers both Myxomatosis and RHD1. Full information about this vaccine can be found here :

    Nobivac Myxo-RHD does NOT give protection against RHD2, for this to be achieved a separate vaccination is required. Most Vets are using Filavac.
    Full details here :

    Filavac coversBOTH RHD1 and RHD2

    Some Vets are using Eravac instead of Filavac. Full details about Eravac here:

    Eravac only covers RHD2

    The RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund) provide some useful information about Myxomatosis, RHD1 and RHD2. These links would be good to take a look at:

    Frances Harcourt-Brown, a recently retired highly respected Rabbit Vet has this information available on her website:

    Re Myxomatosis

    Re RHD1/RHD2

    The cost of each Vaccination may vary as Vets set their own Fees. Many Surgeries offer a Pet Care Plan which is an annual subscription and covers vaccinations amongst many other benefits. An example here:

    Some people may decide to shop around other Veterinary Surgeries to find the best price for vaccinations. This is of course entirely up to the individual, but personally I prefer continuity of care from a Vet who has full clinical information about my Rabbit's medical history and previous vaccination status.

    The most important thing it that your Rabbit(s) is/are vaccinated and that boosters are given at appropriate times.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) have now published an amended Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) for Eravac which cites duration of immunity (DOI) as 12 months.

    Hipra web site to be updated.
    Last edited by Jack's-Jane; 27-02-2020 at 09:39 AM.

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