IMPORTANT INFORMATION: HIGH LEVELS OF FATAL MYXOMATOSIS IN THE AREA

Over the last few weeks we have seen an alarming number of rabbits suspected to be infected with Myxomatosis.  Myxomatosis is a fatal disease with no known cure resulting in no option other than euthanasia.  It starts with swelling around the eyes and progresses to blindness and severe discharge.  Swellings can also occur around other areas of the head and may affect the genitals.

 

BEWARE… MYXOMATOSIS CAN AFFECT BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR RABBITS!!!!

The disease is usually spread by biting insects such as fleas and mosquitoes but can also be caused by direct contact between affected rabbits.  Fleas can be carried into the environment by other dogs, cats or rabbits or you can carry them in if you have been in contact with a dog, cat or rabbit that has fleas.  Biting insects can fly into the house or garden and directly affect the rabbit.

 

PROTECT YOUR RABBIT NOW – VACCINATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

Traditionally rabbits had to be treated every 6 months to protect against Myxomatosis.  At St Clair we use state of the art vaccination technology to provide rabbits with a 12 month immunity to Myxomatosis and this comes with the added benefit of 12 months immunity to Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease, an emerging fatal disease in rabbits that is being seen with increased frequency in this country.

 

RABBIT AWARENESS WEEK 17TH – 21ST SEPTEMBER

As part of Rabbit awareness week we are offering 20% off our rabbit vaccination to encourage as many rabbits as possible to be protected against this current outbreak.