Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus, also referred to as RHD, RHDV or RHDV2, is a fatal viral infection in rabbits. This virus has been spreading across the US this last year. Oregon’s first case was in March 2021.
Symptoms of RHD in domestic rabbits may include:
· Acute/rapid death
· Lack of appetite
· Congested membranes around the eyes
· Lack of coordination
· Excitement or paddling
· Difficulty breathing
· Bloody, frothy nasal discharge at death
The virus can be spread in organic matter and is difficult to kill with standard disinfectants. This means that flies, rats, cats, dogs, birds, people, etc. can move the virus around on their feet or body.
Vaccination is available and recommended for all rabbits even if they are housed completely indoors.
Creswell Veterinary Hospital has the FILAVAC vaccine available. FILAVAC vaccine is imported from France has been given Emergency Authorized Use. One dose induces immunity in 1 week, duration of immunity lasts 1 year. Rabbits must have a tattoo in the left ear OR a microchip implanted.
Individual vaccination appointments are available through Creswell Veterinary Hospital.
Call 541-895-3536 to schedule. Cost is Exam $64, Vaccine $35 Microchip $35 or Tattoo $5.
Low cost vaccination clinics are available.
Cost for the vaccine is $10/dose, Microchip $35 or Tattoo $5, rabbits must appear healthy.
Creswell Veterinary Hospital
345 W. Oregon Ave
Creswell, OR 97426
Cost is $10.00 per rabbit.
Click on the button below to register.
(Link will be active once registration is open)
All rabbits must either have a microchip or tattoo to get vaccinated. Either can be done at the clinic.
At the end of the registration page there will be a link to pre-pay for vaccines, microchips and tattoos. Supplies are limited.