Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Confirmed in Victoria

September 18, 2019

Two rabbits have been confirmed to have RHD type 2 virus by the BC Ministry – Director of Animal Health. What this means is all non-vaccinated rabbits are at risk – both the feral population and owned rabbits. We recommend bio security measures as previously described in our prior postings. We also recommend vaccinating rabbits with the RHD vaccine and ensuring their vaccine is up to date. The vaccine efficacy is only for one year. Unfortunately, we are low in stock and are waiting for the BC government to bring in another shipment from France. We do not have date of when that will be for now.

The following links will help with Rabbit Quarantine and Bio Security:

BC SPCA RHD Information Sheet for Rabbit Guardians