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Calici Virus confirmed cases in Hawkes Bay, are your rabbits vaccinated??

Calici Virus confirmed cases in Hawkes Bay, are your rabbits vaccinated??

Vaccinating every year against the deadly Calici Virus is extreamly important.

We have had confirmed cases of the disease in Hawkes Bay within un-vaccinated rabbits, which unfortunately resulted in death.

Unlike some other vaccinations, the Calici Virus vaccine only has a one year claim, meaning that the vaccination only offers protection for one year. It is very important to ensure that this vaccination is done annually.

What can you do until you’ve rabbit is vaccinated?

In the mean time we advise you to take these practical steps to minimise risk to your pet rabbits:

·         Keep them separate from wild rabbits

·         Wash hands between handling rabbits

·         Control insects around pet rabbits as they can spread the virus between others

·         Avoid cutting grass and feeding it to pet rabbits

·         Thoroughly clean and disinfect cages and equipment

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment for a vaccination, please give one of our team a ring today.

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