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RHD2 - What to do

The virus is spread in many ways – wind, wild birds, on hay/greens, biting insects and people's clothes.

In the absence of an RHD2 vaccine we advise owners to keep rabbits indoors, use barriers (e.g. net curtains taped over any open windows) to try to prevent insect access, use insect control measures on the rabbit ( e.g. Rearguard or Advantage for Rabbits ), minimise contact with any other rabbits, and their owners and be as careful as possible with food purchases.
It is also important to ensure your rabbit is vaccinated against RHD1 and Myxomatosis.

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