Its vital for you to vaccinate your rabbit as soon as possable.Myxomatosis and VHD at about 8 to 10 weeks old.The new jabs are now a combi of both and need to be given only once per year now.
There is a new VHD 2 virus as well as VHD1 YOU NEED TO ASK YOUR VET FOR THIS AS WELL.
MYXOMATOSIS is a viral disease spread by FLEAS and other blood sucking insects such as MOSQUITOES. The first symptoms are swollen eyes and swollen genitals
The injection can be given as early as 6 weeks old. Its a twice yearly injection. If you live in a high risk area then its wise as well as injections to cover the hutch doors with netting. .
until the winter months. Also its best in the warmer months not to have your rabbits out in the run when the mosquitoes come out. This is normaly about 4 ish. You could cover
your run in old curtain nets to stop them getting to your rabbit.If you have your cage of the floor by 18 inches then fleas will not be able to jump to the cage. Price can vary from £25-35 for the jab. The myxi jab is guaranteed to work and is your best defence. Its not common for rabbits to have fleas but if you have other animals like cats , dogs . foxes coming in then they can pass your rabbit fleas. Check your rabbit over regularly Flea treatments will only last for a month so need to be done often..Fleas can lay egs in the cage that can stay there for a very long time before hatching so when you had them it may be worth taking a blow torch to the nooks and crannys.
VHD viral haemorrhagic disease is very infectious disease easily spread via contaminated cages food or bedding. It can survive on clothing for months.
Birds and people can pass it on. It can be a very quick killer and the rabbit may only show signs of general illness. Death is very quick, and you may not get the loss
of blood associated with the disease.The injection can be given at 10 weeks old. Its a once per year injection. This injection will guarantee they do not get VHD