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Why can't I vaccinate my rabbit against Myxomatosis?
Myxoma virus is now widespread across the Australian environment which places domestic rabbits at risk of infection. There are two vaccinations against myxomatosis, but these are not permitted to be used in Australia.
Owners are reminded to vaccinate their rabbits against rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD), especially as a new strain known as RHDV2 which has been reported as causing deaths of domestic rabbits. The current RHD vaccine may offer only limited protection against this strain but additional precautions can be taken to help minimise risks.
Further information on myxomatosis is available at this link: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/animal/health/myxomatosis-vaccine
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