Rabbit Vaccinations

Rabbits are becoming increasingly popular as domestic pets, and are getting close to overtaking dogs as the most popular pet in the UK.
Rabbits also need to be vaccinated and there are two main diseases that we can Vaccinate rabbits against, we start rabbit vaccinations from 9 weeks of age.

1. Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD)

VHD is a highly infectious and lethal disease killing up to 75% of rabbits affected. The virus causes internal bleeding and death and can attack rapidly.
Fortunately we have a vaccine to prevent the disease, the vaccine should be given to your rabbit from
12 weeks of age, and a yearly booster vaccination is needed to maintain immunity.

2. Myxomatosis (Myxo)

Myxo is a disease that is spread by blood sucking insects, it causes swelling around the eyes and face, infections and respiratory problems.
Vaccination for Myxo cannot be given at the same time as the VHD vaccine so we recommend that you leave 3 weeks between the vaccinations.
Myxo vaccines can be administered from 9 weeks of age, and six monthly vaccinations are recommended for rabbits at high risk (outdoor rabbits).

 

Rabbits are becoming increasingly popular as domestic pets, and are getting close to overtaking dogs as the most popular pet in the UK.
Rabbits also need to be vaccinated and there are two main diseases that we can Vaccinate rabbits against, we start rabbit vaccinations from 9 weeks of age.

1. Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD)

VHD is a highly infectious and lethal disease killing up to 75% of rabbits affected. The virus causes internal bleeding and death and can attack rapidly.
Fortunately we have a vaccine to prevent the disease, the vaccine should be given to your rabbit from
12 weeks of age, and a yearly booster vaccination is needed to maintain immunity.

2. Myxomatosis (Myxo)

Myxo is a disease that is spread by blood sucking insects, it causes swelling around the eyes and face, infections and respiratory problems.
Vaccination for Myxo cannot be given at the same time as the VHD vaccine so we recommend that you leave 3 weeks between the vaccinations.
Myxo vaccines can be administered from 9 weeks of age, and six monthly vaccinations are recommended for rabbits at high risk (outdoor rabbits).

 

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Ballyclare
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163 Doagh Road
Whiteabbey
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136 Cavehill Road
Belfast
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028 9071 8134

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Unit 1 Victoria Road,
Shopping Centre,
Carrickfergus, 
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Ballyclare Hospital
75 Ballynure Road
Ballyclare
BT39 9AG
028 9332 2223

Abbey Clinic
163 Doagh Road
Whiteabbey
BT36 6AA
028 9036 5573
Cavehill Clinic
136 Cavehill Road
Belfast
BT15 5BU
028 9071 8134

Carrick Clinic
Unit 1 Victoria Road,
Shopping Centre,
Carrickfergus, 
BT38 7JE