Vaccination for Rabbits


There are two rabbit diseases against which we can offer protection by vaccination. The first disease is myxomatosis and it causes a slow lingering death with painful lesions around the mouth and other body openings. Myxomatosis is spread by fleas which transfer infection from infected to non-infected animals. We advise a vaccination for any young rabbits over 6 weeks of age followed by an annual booster.

The second disease is Haemorrhagic Viral Disease. The principal sign in this condition is sudden death. Therefore the true incidence of this condition in solitary pet animals or wild rabbits is difficult to establish. A combined vaccination will protect rabbits against both of these diseases.