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Viral Hemorrhagic Disease (VHD)
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  • Important News Regarding Rabbit Viral Hemorrhagic Disease (VHD)

    In February 2010, an outbreak of RHD/VHD was found at a home in Pine County, Minnesota, which supplies rabbits to a wildlife center to be used as food for predator animals. At this time, 25 domestic rabbits died of the disease. While this was only confirmed by USDA APHIS in April 2010, the outbreak appears to have been limited to that single location at that single time. It was originally thought that feed contamination was the source of the disease. To our knowledge there are no quarantines planned or anticipated. HRS recommends that rabbits continue to be cared for as we have always recommended: in the house.

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