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Rabbits Myxomatosis aND VHD - UK Members


Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Jan 1, 2012
Myxi and VHD

We’d like to remind you once more about keeping vaccinations up to date. It’s only a few days ago that a distraught member who has just moved to a new home in Essex asked us to let everyone know that there is a myxi outbreak there at the moment. If you know of any outbreaks please let us know or share here.

Please don’t let your rabbits miss or be late for any of their vaccinations. Until the new vaccine becomes available later this year, keep to the dates your rabbits are due, annually for VHD and six-monthly for Myxomatosis.

A few weeks back we asked our Facebook followers for FAQs on Myxi and VHD, and this threw up some questions about hay too. Over the next few days we’ll be publishing one or two of your questions daily with answers from our Vet expert advisor Richard Saunders BSc (Hons) BVSc MSB CBiol DZooMed (Mammalian) MRCVS . Thanks to everyone who took part and contributed, we hope that this is both interesting and useful:

Myxi –

Q1)How effective is the new combined vaccine against myxo. Have heard of lots of cases of pseudo myxo in last 12 months on vaccinated rabbits. Will this still happen with combined vaccine, is it a new vaccine more appropriate to recent strains?

A1) Data sheet for it is now online: (broken link removed)

In theory, this new vaccine should be better, and it has been tested against virulent strains.

Rather than overburden you with mails, we'll publish further questions and answers in the following places, where you'll be able to access them.

Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund News
The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund | Facebook
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