INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF RABBITS THAT WE VACCINATE AGAINST
Rabbit Haemorrhagic disease (RHD)
It is a highly infectious and often fatal disease affecting adult rabbits. Some rabbits will not show any external symptoms of the RHD, but others will present fever, squeals, and coma leading to death within 12 to 36 hours. Others symptoms may include paralysis, ocular haemorrhages and convulsions. Recovered rabbits may present jaundice, weight loss and lethargy. Diarrhoea and abdominal cramping are signs of a bad prognosis.
Myxomatosis is the most popular disease in rabbits we vaccinate against. The first symptoms are lumps and puffiness around the head and genitals, conjunctivitis and blindness. Fever and anorexia can progressively appear, pneumonia and purulent inflammation of the lungs as well.