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    Thanks for posting it Omi xx


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    I am new to this forum and have found it due to a very sad experience with my granddaughter's 15 week old Lionhead bunny. We bought him and his sister 7 weeks ago as house bunnies and they have been well cared for and loved. They are indoor bunnies. Late last night when my dg went to top up their hay etc she noticed Trevor was not his usual self, very quiet and not interested in his pellets, which he normally gets excited for. He was still eating when we offered him hay and veggies from our hands, so we planned to take him to the vets first thing this morning. We settled him in my dg room on his own so we would know if he was pooping. At 6 30 am my dg heard him moving around, by 7.30 he was gone. We are devastated. He's had a PM this morning, his liver and lungs suggest it was RVHD, but we won't know for sure until his samples are tested. Our vet says he may have been carrying the disease when we got him, I'm not sure how likely that is. We're worried sick about his sister now. They were both only vaccinated on Wednesday, I'm wondering if this would have happened if I'd had it done sooner. I thought indoor bunnies were safe, but when I checked at the vets when we were discussing neutering, I was told that isn't the case, so I had them done then. I feel so guilty and don't know if the vaccine will protect Willow if she's already been exposed. She can have the RVHD2 vaccine next week, but this now seems like a death sentence for her. Any advice would be appreciated. Apologies for the lengthy post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juliem View Post
    Hi everyone
    I am new to this forum and have found it due to a very sad experience with my granddaughter's 15 week old Lionhead bunny. We bought him and his sister 7 weeks ago as house bunnies and they have been well cared for and loved. They are indoor bunnies. Late last night when my dg went to top up their hay etc she noticed Trevor was not his usual self, very quiet and not interested in his pellets, which he normally gets excited for. He was still eating when we offered him hay and veggies from our hands, so we planned to take him to the vets first thing this morning. We settled him in my dg room on his own so we would know if he was pooping. At 6 30 am my dg heard him moving around, by 7.30 he was gone. We are devastated. He's had a PM this morning, his liver and lungs suggest it was RVHD, but we won't know for sure until his samples are tested. Our vet says he may have been carrying the disease when we got him, I'm not sure how likely that is. We're worried sick about his sister now. They were both only vaccinated on Wednesday, I'm wondering if this would have happened if I'd had it done sooner. I thought indoor bunnies were safe, but when I checked at the vets when we were discussing neutering, I was told that isn't the case, so I had them done then. I feel so guilty and don't know if the vaccine will protect Willow if she's already been exposed. She can have the RVHD2 vaccine next week, but this now seems like a death sentence for her. Any advice would be appreciated. Apologies for the lengthy post.
    Oh I am so sorry for your tragic situation I am assuming that the Vaccination given on Wednesday was the Nobivac Myxo-RHD(1) Vaccine ? Sadly this does not offer any protection against RHD2 I dont know if your Vet could obtain an RHD2 Vaccine called ERAVAC. Most Vets use FILAVAC which covers for RHD1+2, but ERAVAC only cover RHD2. If so then I would ask the Vet if vaccinating the remaining Rabbit with ERAVAC may be an option. TBH I cant see that it could make the situation any worse, and with ERAVAC the Rabbit would not be receiving 2 doses of RHD1 in under 2 weeks.

    Eravac Data Sheet here

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/med...atasheet-0.pdf

    In the meantime I would do a total decontamination clean of the environment the Rabbits occupied using this :

    https://www.viovet.co.uk/Anigene-HLD...campaign=68437

    There is some detailed information about RHD2 on these links :

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-health/rabbit-vhd/

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-h...rther-reading/

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/art...rhagic-disease


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    Quote Originally Posted by Juliem View Post
    Hi everyone
    I am new to this forum and have found it due to a very sad experience with my granddaughter's 15 week old Lionhead bunny. We bought him and his sister 7 weeks ago as house bunnies and they have been well cared for and loved. They are indoor bunnies. Late last night when my dg went to top up their hay etc she noticed Trevor was not his usual self, very quiet and not interested in his pellets, which he normally gets excited for. He was still eating when we offered him hay and veggies from our hands, so we planned to take him to the vets first thing this morning. We settled him in my dg room on his own so we would know if he was pooping. At 6 30 am my dg heard him moving around, by 7.30 he was gone. We are devastated. He's had a PM this morning, his liver and lungs suggest it was RVHD, but we won't know for sure until his samples are tested. Our vet says he may have been carrying the disease when we got him, I'm not sure how likely that is. We're worried sick about his sister now. They were both only vaccinated on Wednesday, I'm wondering if this would have happened if I'd had it done sooner. I thought indoor bunnies were safe, but when I checked at the vets when we were discussing neutering, I was told that isn't the case, so I had them done then. I feel so guilty and don't know if the vaccine will protect Willow if she's already been exposed. She can have the RVHD2 vaccine next week, but this now seems like a death sentence for her. Any advice would be appreciated. Apologies for the lengthy post.
    Iím so sorry for your tragic loss I agree with what Jane has said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Oh I am so sorry for your tragic situation I am assuming that the Vaccination given on Wednesday was the Nobivac Myxo-RHD(1) Vaccine ? Sadly this does not offer any protection against RHD2 I dont know if your Vet could obtain an RHD2 Vaccine called ERAVAC. Most Vets use FILAVAC which covers for RHD1+2, but ERAVAC only cover RHD2. If so then I would ask the Vet if vaccinating the remaining Rabbit with ERAVAC may be an option. TBH I cant see that it could make the situation any worse, and with ERAVAC the Rabbit would not be receiving 2 doses of RHD1 in under 2 weeks.

    Eravac Data Sheet here

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/med...atasheet-0.pdf

    In the meantime I would do a total decontamination clean of the environment the Rabbits occupied using this :

    https://www.viovet.co.uk/Anigene-HLD...campaign=68437

    There is some detailed information about RHD2 on these links :

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-health/rabbit-vhd/

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-h...rther-reading/

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/art...rhagic-disease
    Thank you for your reply. Yes, that is the vaccine they had. I'm wondering why I wasn't offered the combined vaccine if it was available? I will look into what they plan to give her next Wednesday. I'm assuming it's not good for her to have a second dose of the first vaccine? If they don't offer the single one I'm sure I can find a surgery which does. We've had a thorough clean today, using a solution provided by our vet, but as they're house bunnies, they've been almost everywhere. It would have been easier to clean an outside living area. Just praying now that Willow stays well. Thanks again for the information.

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    I'm so sorry you've lost Trevor, and do hope Willow remains well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juliem View Post
    Thank you for your reply. Yes, that is the vaccine they had. I'm wondering why I wasn't offered the combined vaccine if it was available? I will look into what they plan to give her next Wednesday. I'm assuming it's not good for her to have a second dose of the first vaccine? If they don't offer the single one I'm sure I can find a surgery which does. We've had a thorough clean today, using a solution provided by our vet, but as they're house bunnies, they've been almost everywhere. It would have been easier to clean an outside living area. Just praying now that Willow stays well. Thanks again for the information.

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    Sorry, I am a bit confused.

    The Nobivac Myxo-RHD Vaccine is the only 'combined' vaccine BUT it only covers for RHD1 NOT RHD2

    http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk/?id=-455496

    So a second separate vaccine is needed, either Filavac https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/med...ts/filavac.doc

    or Eravac https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/med...atasheet-0.pdf


    How is your remaining Rabbit today ?


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    I am so sorry for the loss of Trevor and cannot imagine the worry you are experiencing for his sister.
    While I cannot give you any advice, I wanted to give you my sincere condolences and send lots of positive vibes for you, your family, and your remaining bunny.
    Even though your bunny is a house bunny, you may want to contain her to a smaller area in a puppy pen while you deal with this issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Sorry, I am a bit confused.

    The Nobivac Myxo-RHD Vaccine is the only 'combined' vaccine BUT it only covers for RHD1 NOT RHD2

    http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk/?id=-455496

    So a second separate vaccine is needed, either Filavac https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/med...ts/filavac.doc

    or Eravac https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/med...atasheet-0.pdf


    How is your remaining Rabbit today ?
    Yea every bun needs 2 vaccinations in the UK, every year, the RHD2 vaccination can be done every 6 months depending on what your vet suggests for your area



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