COVID-19 advice

We are aware that, due to COVID-19, many people are understandably restricting where they go and what they do, to minimise the risk of spread. And that also many veterinary practices are, quite reasonably, trying to limit visits for non-urgent procedures, again to minimise spread, and also because of limited staff due to self-isolation orRead More

Erin – a Cautionary Tale

We are often asked about neutering and if it is worth paying a bit more for a rabbit friendly vet, or driving a bit further to get to one. Our answer is always yes. If your rabbit is ill, with something like a dental spur and you need to have dental surgery quickly, you don’tRead 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

Updated FAQs about RVHD2 and vaccination

We’ve updated the Further Reading page, the FAQs about RVHD2.  You can find it here

RWAF Conference 2018

  Langford Vet School, Bristol 23rd and 24th June We are now taking bookings for our 2018 Conferences   2018 Owners pdf download details and booking form The conference for owners and rescue workers can be booked here The veterinary conference is open to vets, vet nurses and vet students and places can be bookedRead More

RVHD2 Update November 2017

This supersedes earlier advice Please also see ‘Further Reading’ page here.  (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

RVHD2 update, August 2017

For the latest advice please see this post. Cases of new variant rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD2) continue to be reported on a regular basis. Several laboratories will undertake PCR testing for RHD2 and it is now possible to test samples from live animals, making it quicker and easier to diagnose and more likely to getRead More

RVHD2 – FAQ updated

  Please also see this update (August 2017) FAQ on Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 1 and 2 Background: For background, whilst the “classic” RVHD has been present in the UK for decades, variant RHVD (also known as RHVD2 or RHDV variant) was first noted in 2010 in France, and has subsequently been identified in the UK (OIERead More