Vital Vaccinations

All rabbits should have annual vaccinations against myxomatosis and VHD. The first injection can be given at 10 weeks, the second 3 – 4 weeks later. Ask your vet not to do both injections together as this can cause side effects.

Both diseases are highly contagious and do not need ‘rabbit-to-rabbit’ contact to spread; they can be spread by other animals including us! Both cause a very painful death for the rabbit so vaccination is essential. Most breeders vaccinate their stock, so check if the rabbit has had any injections before you collect it.