The Caring Professional Team,
Please follow the signs at the hospital for social distancing and other directions.
If you are in self-isolation or if you or a family member have experienced a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, then please do not visit the clinic at this time.
The health and safety of our clients, visitors, staff and the wider community, as well as our patients, remains our top priority, as always, and we are following all government guidelines.
There is no treatment for Rabbit Calicivirus, only prevention, especially up-to-date vaccinations.
Some councils in the Sydney area are releasing Rabbit Calicivirus to try to reduce the numbers of feral rabbits.
There is now a new strain of Calicivirus in NSW: RHDV2.
RHDV2 is more virulent than previous strains, and can cause death in younger rabbits (as young as four weeks of age), as well as in some adult rabbits who have already been vaccinated.
Vaccination is still the best way to protect pet rabbits from all forms of Calicivirus. A new vaccination protocol has been developed to give rabbits the best protection possible. Vaccinations must be given when required, without any delays or gaps. If your rabbit has not been vaccinated in the last 6 months, vaccination is essential now, in time for immunity to develop.
Initial course: 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 12 weeks Then every 6 months for life. If 10 weeks or older: Now and 2-4 weeks later Then every 6 months for life.
If vaccinations are up-to-date: At 6 months after the previous vaccination Then every 6 months for life. If NOT vaccinated in the last 6 months: Now and 2-4 weeks later Then every 6 months for life.
Please make sure your pet rabbit is up-to-date with the Rabbit Calicivirus vaccination.