Covid-19 and vaccinations

Dear Rabbit Owner This is an update of our previous advice on rabbit veterinary care at this difficult time. The BVA (British Veterinary Association)/RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) have advised veterinary practices to carry out case by case risk assessments on when to see animals in person (other alternatives being phone or video consulting).Read More

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

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

First Alert message, July 2018

Post updated April 2020 We don’t usually publish First Alerts here, but we may well reach more owners by doing so, so here’s today’s message sent out to list members With this hot weather set to continue please look at our advice for keeping rabbits cool https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/its-summer-are-your-rabbits-cool-dudes-or-hot-cross-buns/ ……… Following on with more hot weather adviceRead 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/

Congratulations to Richard CEVA Vet of the Year 2018

The Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund (RWA&F) are absolutely delighted that their Vet Specialist Advisor, Dr Richard Saunders has been recognised as an animal welfare hero and awarded the prestigious title of Chris Laurence Vet of the Year , at the 2018 Ceva Animal Welfare Awards. Richard was nominated for his dedication to improving rabbitRead More