As we aim to have all of our rescue rabbits vaccinated against Myxo & VHD prior to any rehoming, we have been following the development of a new single vaccine with bated breath for the last year or so.
Called â€˜Nobivac Myxo-RHDâ€™ (Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease) this new vaccine replaces the current Myxomatosis (2 per year) & VHD vaccines (1 per year) with a single annual vaccine which will protect your rabbit against both deadly diseases.
As you can imagine, this is quite an exciting development for all rescues and rabbit owners. Reducing from 3 vaccines to 1, we are hopeful, will encourage rabbit owners to maintain the correct vaccine schedule.
We have every confidence in the new vaccine, and particularly given the increasing number of cases of rabbits who were vaccinated using the old Nobivac Myxo vaccine still contracting myxomatosis, we are very keen to adopt the new vaccine as soon as possible.
Now that the vaccine has been released for general use we have made the decision that we will now only vaccine our rabbits using Nobivac Myxo-RHD.
We are aware that some vet practices have not yet committed to the new vaccine, but would urge you to consider this a priority for rabbits in your care. The evidence we have been presented would suggest this to be a more successful, practical vaccine with improved results and reduced side affects (based on UK vaccine results).
Whilst the single vaccine itself is expected to be more expensive than the individual vaccines (per shot/visit), the fact you only have one vaccine as opposed to three does mean youâ€™re in to save a good bit of money each year too. As always, we recommend shopping around for a good priced rabbit savvy vet. Some of our vets have started providing the vaccine, and already we have prices ranging from Â£16 to Â£32 pounds!
So remember, itâ€™s really important to make sure your rabbitsâ€™ vaccines are up to date, and next time yours are due ask your vet about Nobivac Myxo-RHD.