Should you vaccinate your Rabbits for RHD?
Yes, vaccinating rabbits against Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) is highly recommended to protect their health and well-being. RHD is a highly contagious and often fatal viral disease that affects rabbits. It is caused by the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) and can spread rapidly among rabbit populations.
Vaccination is an effective preventive measure against RHD. There are vaccines available specifically designed to protect rabbits against RHD. These vaccines stimulate the rabbit's immune system to produce antibodies that can fight against the virus, reducing the risk and severity of the disease.
It is important to consult with a veterinarian experienced in rabbit care to determine the appropriate vaccination protocol for your rabbits. The timing and frequency of vaccinations may vary depending on the vaccine used, regional risks, and individual rabbit's health status. Your veterinarian can provide guidance on the vaccination schedule and help ensure your rabbits are adequately protected against RHD and other preventable diseases.