Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease. Into RHD Prevention

Did you know that up to 90% of rabbits infected with RHD can die?

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Rabbit haemorrhagic disease

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The most common form of rabbit haemorrhagic disease is hyperacute, which is characterized by sudden death without any clinical signs.



The definitive diagnosis of the subacute or chronic form is very limited, since detection of the virus is usually through liver samples.

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Cases of RHD have been reported in indoor rabbits. The most common routes of transmission on these occasions are: footwear, clothing or even contaminated non-commercial food.


After being detected in France for the first time in 2010, the RHDV2 variant spread to other leporid species and other countries, such as Spain, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Canada, United States, Mexico, Japan and South Africa.


First cases of RHDV2 reported in each country

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Clinical cases

Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) symptoms, when should we suspect?

Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) is a viral disease characterised by high morbidity and mortality. Most strains are so virulent that infected rabbits typically die without exhibiting RHD clinical signs.


Does maternal immunity in rabbits protect the animal against RHD?

The simple answer to this question is yes, maternal immunity based on the transfer of IgG from female rabbits to their offspring protects them against rabbit haemorrhagic disease. However, other questions may then come up, such as how long this protection lasts or by what means these antibodies are transmitted.


Can you imagine what relationship there may be between yeast and the new recombinant vaccine against RHD?

Rarely is it possible to have such a headline, but the fact is that both yeast and the new recombinant rabbit haemorrhagic disease vaccine are in some way connected.