Why should I get my rabbit vaccinated?
Myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) are two fatal viral diseases which can so easily be prevented by an annual vaccine. Death from these diseases occurs far too often so it is important to keep your rabbit’s vaccinations up to date.
Rabbits can be vaccinated from six weeks of age and require a yearly booster vaccination to maintain continued protection. Like all vaccinations complete protection cannot be guaranteed and vaccinated rabbits can still catch myxomatosis however the symptoms are generally much milder in the vaccinated patient and carry a significantly better prognosis. The vaccination used for Myxomatosis also includes protection against Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD).