COVID-19 Lockdown

We have heard from several worried owners whose rabbits’ vaccinations are due now or soon. We are sorry you are in this unfortunate position and we do understand your very valid concerns The BVA/RCVS have advised veterinary practices not to carry out routine procedures, but only to be available for emergency medicine. This is toRead More

CAMPAIGN UPDATE Autumn 2019

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. Eravac – clearing up the confusion We wanted to clear up any confusion over the efficacy of Eravac: The effectiveness of the vaccine was compared with that of a placebo (dummy) vaccine in three laboratory studies involvingRead More

Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2

On the ever topical subject of RVHD2, we are frequently asked about the four month quarantine period that seems to be accepted. This advice did not come from the RWAF but in response to the questions regarding it we have released the following statement. It is not possible for the RWAF to issue blanket adviceRead More

RVHD2 vaccine failures

“We here at the RWAF are aware of a number of posts regarding cases of RVHD2 following vaccination, and, whilst new information is constantly being obtained and updated, we wanted to make a statement. Firstly, it is REALLY important to obtain that information, and to make sure it is being reported properly, to the correctRead More

Campaign Update Spring 2019

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for  bunnies. In the news Richard, our Expert Vet, has been busy putting together articles for the Mail on Sunday Healthy Pet Magazine, and also for Pet Plan’s journal. On top of this we did an interview for TheRead More

December First Alert and Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings to all our followers.  We hope you and your rabbits have a great, safe and happy festive season …. Hurry, there is still time to enter our Bunnies of the Year competition.  Not much time though, so make sure you don’t miss this important opportunity.  We’re planning changes for the competition next yearRead More

Campaign Update Winter 2018

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. Richard’s new qualification As if Richard Saunders was not already fantastic enough, he has added another qualification to his name. He now has the European College of Zoological Medicine, Diploma Specialist in Zoo Health Management to addRead More

Vaccination – please share this message

                  Please everybody share this poster and message in your emails and on social media, and on any rabbit or pet group you might be on. Rabbits need vaccination every year to protect them against RVHD2 as well as against Myxomatosis and RVHD1. Unfortunately that can’t beRead More

Updated FAQs about RVHD2 and vaccination

We’ve updated the Further Reading page, the FAQs about RVHD2.  You can find it here https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-health/further-reading/rvhd-further-reading/

RVHD2 Update November 2017

This supersedes earlier advice Please also see ‘Further Reading’ page here https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-health/further-reading/rvhd-further-reading/  (Note added 25/06/18) There are two strains of RVHD, known as RVHD1 and RVHD2.  Both strains are lethal and you must vaccinate to protect your rabbits.  RVHD2 has been in the UK since 2013 and over time appears to be overtaking classic RVHD as the primary strain.Read More

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