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.
Recommended RHDV Biosecurity Protocols
Printable Handout for RHDV2 Education
RHDV2 regulations by US state from Wabbitwiki.com
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
Recommended RHDV2 Shelter SOP (Standard Operating Procedures)
HRS Headquarters Policies Regarding RHD
RHVD2 Graphic Resources
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