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Mac189

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My sister, Willa and Foxwell's co-owner, is pursuing journalism and working on a piece related to the US RHVD2 outbreak, specifically how it has changed the rabbit owning community. She was curious if anyone on the forum would be willing to discuss if the current outbreak or risk of the disease has changed how anyone cares for their rabbit, has introduced new rabbits, or choose not to adopt a new rabbit to prevent exposing any rabbits they already have.

I have told her about the mailing list I'm on trying to get the vaccine approved for use in our state and that I'm sure other folks on here are doing similar things. She's also very interested in how, or if, the virus has changed how any of us access food, greens, or hay for our rabbit So, if you have any stories, anecdotes, or information about how RHVD2 has impacted your life with rabbits, I'd love to hear about it. Anything is of interest and I would love to hear from anyone regardless of location. I'm extremely interested to read responses! Thank you!
 

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Yeah so I like to take my rabbit outside but... can't do that. We also are more careful to not wear shoes in the house or bring backpacks, coats etc in the house. Except for the porch of course. I am happy to report that my rabbit hasn't gotten it yet! I live in Canada therefore there is no available vaccine for rabbits yet... hopping ( get it?) for the best!
 

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I live in the NYC metro area. I consulted with the Dakota veterinary clinic - the most rabbit savvy vet near me - and was told that it is currently cost prohibitive for them to acquire a license to import the vaccine, which I think is a very interesting problem.

My rabbit is healthy but I've been hesitant to bring her in to the vet for checkups out of concern about exposure. For that reason I'm looking into vets that might provide house calls.
 

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I live in the NYC metro area. I consulted with the Dakota veterinary clinic - the most rabbit savvy vet near me - and was told that it is currently cost prohibitive for them to acquire a license to import the vaccine, which I think is a very interesting problem.

My rabbit is healthy but I've been hesitant to bring her in to the vet for checkups out of concern about exposure. For that reason I'm looking into vets that might provide house calls.
New York approved the Medgene Labs vaccine on October 12, 2021. Here's a link to their website: RHDV2 | Solutions | Medgene Labs
 

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My sister, Willa and Foxwell's co-owner, is pursuing journalism and working on a piece related to the US RHVD2 outbreak, specifically how it has changed the rabbit owning community. She was curious if anyone on the forum would be willing to discuss if the current outbreak or risk of the disease has changed how anyone cares for their rabbit, has introduced new rabbits, or choose not to adopt a new rabbit to prevent exposing any rabbits they already have.

I have told her about the mailing list I'm on trying to get the vaccine approved for use in our state and that I'm sure other folks on here are doing similar things. She's also very interested in how, or if, the virus has changed how any of us access food, greens, or hay for our rabbit So, if you have any stories, anecdotes, or information about how RHVD2 has impacted your life with rabbits, I'd love to hear about it. Anything is of interest and I would love to hear from anyone regardless of location. I'm extremely interested to read responses! Thank you!
Hi, Montana approved Medgene Labs' vaccine on October 8th. It isn't a blanket approval for their licensed veterinarians but rather a decision is made on an individual basis. Here is a link to their website: RHDV2 | Solutions | Medgene Labs
 

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Hi, Montana approved Medgene Labs' vaccine on October 8th. It isn't a blanket approval for their licensed veterinarians but rather a decision is made on an individual basis. Here is a link to their website: RHDV2 | Solutions | Medgene Labs
Very interesting! I have not been in contact with any vets who supply or carry the vaccine in Montana yet, although pressure is being placed on the Montana state vet to bulk order and distribute. While approved, it looks to be a while out from being actually accessible to rabbit owners. The nearest locations that may have the vaccine at this time to my state is Seattle (12-18 hour drive) and Salt Lake City (6-12 hour drive) depending on location.
I hope others have more access than my region, although I appreciate the new info
 
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