The rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus variant strain 2 (RHDV-2) has been detected in rabbits in the republic of Ireland. All of the animals had been vaccinated against classical RHDV-1 in the months preceding their deaths.
Vaccines against this new strain are available but would have to be ordered in advance. The new vaccine would have to be used in conjunction with rabbit vaccines (RHDV -1 and myxomatosis ). If you like your rabbit to be vaccinated please contact O’Shea & Bramley, Wexford, to pre-order.
Please contact the office for more information on 0539145755