<p>Viral Haemorrhagic Disease is a virus, which is just as fatal as Myxomatosis. Almost all cases [90% to 100%] end in death within 24 to 36 hours of rabbits contracting the virus. The virus can be spread through the direct contact of domestic and wild rabbits and also indirect contact i.e. contaminated hutches, bedding, insects, people and clothing.  The VHD virus has been known to wipe out entire rabbitries in a matter of days. </p>
<p>Symptoms include convulsions, sudden rise in body temperature, signs of lethargy, depression, breathing problems, nose bleeds, fever, collapse and eventually death. </p>
<p>The seriousness of VHD cannot be under estimated , the good news is that a vaccination is available for kits from the age of 8 weeks old and must be followed up with annual boosters.</p>
<p><strong>A new single vaccine covering Myxomatosis and VHD is now available from most Vets which is c</strong><strong>heaper and administered once yearly</strong>. Please ask your vet for details.</p>