map of rhvd outbreak june 2022

RHDV2: What Rabbit Owners Need to Know

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV)is a highly contagious and fatal calicivirus. This deadly virus affects both pet and wild rabbits. RHDV kills quickly, giving little warning. A safe and effective RHDV2 vaccine is available. We strongly recommend that all rabbit caregivers (including fosterers and shelters) vaccinate their companion bunnies ASAP.

Any sudden death, especially in an otherwise healthy rabbit, is suspicious and should be reported to your veterinarian as a possible case of RHD.

About RHDV2

What is RHD?

Recommended RHDV Biosecurity Protocols

Printable Handout for RHDV2 Education

RHDV2 regulations by US state from

2022 Scientific American Article on RHDV2


Database of vets offering RHDV2 vaccine in the US

FAQ for Medgene’s RHDV2 Vaccine

State Veterinarian Policies on RHDV Vaccines

Veterinarian Perspective: RHD Vaccine

RHDV2 Protocols

Recommended RHDV2 Shelter SOP (Standard Operating Procedures)
HRS Headquarters Policies Regarding RHD

vaccinate your rabbit from RHDV2