Infectious diseases RHD & Myxomatosis
Gentle pelt noses
As with dogs and cats, there are serious infectious diseases in rabbits that can be prevented or significantly mitigated by vaccination.
Unfortunately, vaccinations and medical treatments in general are still treated very stepmotherly for rabbits, yet the long ears with their gentle character are becoming more and more popular as pets.
Myxomatosis (rabbit plague)
This disease is mainly transmitted by the rabbit flea and mortality can be up to 100%. The infection leads to inflammation of the head and genitals with high fever and difficulty swallowing. In a severe course, the rabbits die after 1 week.
RHD 1 & 2 (China disease)
China disease caused by caliciviruses leads to high fever and internal bleeding, after 12-72 hours the infected rabbits die. Transmission occurs from rabbit to rabbit and via the infected environment. It comes worldwide again and again to the epidemic spread of the many rabbits fall victim.
When should vaccination take place?
At each vaccination, your rabbit will be checked from "spoon" to paw to detect health problems and ailments early. Especially the rabbit's teeth are checked closely at each visit, as the most common health problems come from misaligned teeth or dental disease.