Rabbit Vaccinations in Surrey
Core Rabbit vaccinations protect against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Diarrhoea. These vaccinations are essential and can be provided by our Veterinary Practice, who can carry out rabbit vaccinations.
We recommend that rabbits are vaccinated against myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD).
Rabbit Vaccinations: New Vaccine
Previously this would have been administered through two separate injections, however, our new rabbit vaccination means that your rabbit can be protected against myxomatosis and both strains of VHD with just a single injection.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Myxomatosis?
Myxomatosis is caused by a myxoma virus.
It is very contagious and is spread directly between rabbits but can also be spread by flies and fleas.
Myxomatosis is often fatal in un-vaccinated rabbits.
Symptoms include swelling of the eyes, nose and genitals with a secondary bacterial infection.
Vaccinated rabbits can also be infected but will normally develop some skin sores rather than the fatal outcome of an un-vaccinated rabbit.
At present there is no treatment for myxomatosis.
What is Viral Haemorrhagic Diarrhoea?
Viral Haemorrhagic Diarrhoea is caused by the Rabbit Heamorrhagic Disease (RHD) Virus.
It is transmitted between rabbits.
Infection with RHD can cause sudden death
Infected rabbits may become lethargic, possibly with a fever but with no other symptoms.
The virus can attack the intestines, liver, spleen and kidneys, often found on post mortem.
Do house rabbits need to be vaccinated?
Rabbit vaccinations are essential for providing your rabbit with adequate protection from life-threatening and debilitating diseases such as viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD 1 and 2) and myxomatosis.
How often do rabbits need to be vaccinated?
We recommend that rabbits are vaccinated every 12 months to protect them against potentially fatal diseases.
Do rabbits need to go to the vet?
To ensure your rabbit is kept happy and healthy, we recommend annual check-ups, as well as consults if you’re worried about your rabbit’s health. Rabbits are vulnerable to infectious diseases and illnesses one example is dental disease, which can cause a wide range of problems for your pet. We would advise you on vaccinations as well as external and internal parasite prevention.