RABBIT HEMORRHAGIC DISEASE
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Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Vaccine

IS NOW AVAILABLE AT COMPASS

We're pleased to announce that we are now able to vaccinate rabbits against Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease, types 1 and 2! Dr. Connolly and Dr. Avina received emergency authorization from Oregon’s State Veterinarian and the USDA to import the Filavac VHD K C+V vaccine.

The Filavac vaccine is a bivalent vaccine, meaning that it has been shown to be effective against the two most common strains of the RHD virus. The Filavac vaccine is the only bivalent vaccine being allowed for emergency import to Oregon.

Please see the USDA FAQs for more information on the Filavac vaccine and our emergency authorization:

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS:

To schedule a vaccine for your rabbit

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To be eligible for vaccination through Compass

YOUR RABBIT MUST

  • Be healthy at the time of vaccination.
  • Have a form of permanent identification.
  • Have a microchip or an identifying ear tattoo.
*Microchips can be placed at the time of vaccination, if needed.

We require a current annual physical exam (separate from a problem-oriented Medical Exam), as mandated by state veterinary medical law and our emergency use authorization. If your rabbit does not have a current annual exam with Compass, we can perform one at the time of the vaccine. If your rabbit does have a current annual exam at Compass, our technicians will verify that your rabbit does not have a fever before the vaccine is administered.

Please bring your current photo identification (Oregon driver’s license, state-issued photo ID, current school photo ID) to the appointment – as mandated by our emergency use authorization, we must verify that your rabbit resides in Oregon.

But First...

WHAT IS RHD?

RABBIT HEMORRHAGIC DISEASE (RHD)

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) is a highly contagious, fatal viral disease in rabbits caused by multiple virus strains. RHD is spread between rabbits by direct contact with infected animals or their urine and feces. RHD does not affect humans or other animals.

Symptoms of RHD in rabbits could include:

Acute/rapid death

Fever

Lethargy

Lack of appetite

Congested membranes around the eyes

Nervousness

Lack of coordination

Excitement or paddling

Difficulty breathing

Bloody, frothy nasal discharge at death

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And...

HOW TO PROTECT OUR RABBITS?

Keep your distance

Restrict access to your property and keep your rabbits away from other rabbits.

Keep it clean

Wash your hands thoroughly before and after working with your rabbits. Clean and disinfect equipment.

Don’t haul disease home

Buy rabbits from reputable sources and keep new rabbits separated for at least 30 days.

Don’t borrow disease

Do not share equipment or supplies with neighbors or other rabbit owners. If you must borrow, disinfect it first.

Know the warning signs

Early detection can help prevent the spread of disease.

CARE FOR YOUR FRIEND

Compass Veterinary Clinic is proud to offer the rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD) vaccine in Lake Oswego, Oak Grove, Metzger, Shadowood, Portland, Milwaukie, Durham, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Norwood, Stafford, West Linn, Beaverton and the surrounding areas.

Compass Veterinary Clinic provides full service veterinary care to cats and dogs as well as exotic pets and animals in a friendly atmosphere in Lake Oswego and the surrounding areas.

Contact Information

Phone: (503) 850-2444

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