Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus type 2 In Arizona, Texas, and California

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CaityJuju

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I've messaged a few Vets in my city and none offer a vaccination for this virus. I have to keep checking, I live up in Canada, but we have had it reported in Vancouver. I don't plan on putting my rabbit outside because of this, but I read it can still be transmitted from your clothing.
 

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I've messaged a few Vets in my city and none offer a vaccination for this virus. I have to keep checking, I live up in Canada, but we have had it reported in Vancouver. I don't plan on putting my rabbit outside because of this, but I read it can still be transmitted from your clothing.
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I've messaged a few Vets in my city and none offer a vaccination for this virus. I have to keep checking, I live up in Canada, but we have had it reported in Vancouver. I don't plan on putting my rabbit outside because of this, but I read it can still be transmitted from your clothing.
I live in Missouri U.S. and long story but they are all dying. I had lots of wild hare rabbits die from this. I have read that any animal can transmit it but only effects rabbits
 

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I live in Missouri U.S. and long story but they are all dying. I had lots of wild hare rabbits die from this. I have read that any animal can transmit it but only effects rabbits
 

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i adopted a rabbit in 2018 when this was found on Orcas Island, WA. I live in WA and everyone was very scared and on highest alert of this. I had to come up with a plan to prevent the spread and risk of RHDV2 before I could adopt her.

This disease easily spreads fast on car tires and your shoes. As with COVID in humans you need to keep good hygiene and wash your hands before and after contact with your rabbits. NEVER let them outside. The number one thing was your shoes...you can carry in this disease on your shoes. You need to keep your "inside" shoes separate from your "outside" shoes. Never wear shoes you wore outside inside. You can wash your shoes with a bleach solution; but, they need to soak in it for a while. There was also a solution that was available from vets for washing your shoes and their cages etc. to prevent spread of the virus. I would ask your vet about that. They suggested having a "shoe washing" station at every entrance to your home or limit entrances to just one and have that washing station there. Keep your shoes outside the door so you aren't tracking the disease into your home. It spreads from rabbit to rabbit so quickly.
BE ALERT AND KEEP CLEAN. THIS IS A HORRIBLE DISEASE. we need to do everything we can to prevent it from spreading across the country. there is no vaccine available in the US for this.
 

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