Hello Friends of AMC of Corona!
We sent an email out in early June regarding the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus.
WE NOW HAVE THE VACCINE IN STOCK!!
- If your rabbit has been in and was deemed healthy within the last 6 months, then we will waive the office call fee.
- If your bunny was in due to being sick within the last 6 months but seems OK now, we will charge a mini office call of $30 to confirm we are healthy enough to receive the vaccine.
- If we have never seen your bunny or it has been longer than 6 months, then the full office call of $45 will be charged.
- The vaccine itself is $49.50. It is given once and repeated yearly and the minimum age for the vaccination is 1 month/4 weeks old.
This vaccine is not licensed in the USA but we have been granted the privilege of obtaining a temporary license to order and administer it. We are using Filavac VHD K C+V vaccine. Due to the licensing of this vaccine, it may not be purchased for owner administration. Discounts will be available for 10 or more rabbits and possibly house calls for larger collections. The specifics will be determined on a case by case basis.
For next steps, please call 951-493-6771 to book an appointment for the vaccine and sign the waiver which was provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) State Veterinarian. You can find the waiver at the top of this page.
If you missed our email from early June about RHDV, read about the virus below and check out the latest updates from Oxbow Animal Health here.
While this virus is not new to the world, it is new to the US. It can spread rapidly among wild rabbits and is fatal to all rabbits, domestic and wild (both Cotton Tails and Jack Rabbits). It is NOT contagious to any other animal, including humans. It only affects rabbits.
An important thing to remember is that as this disease affects wild rabbits, it will decrease the food supply for the predators that eat them. This means a potential increase in coyotes and birds of prey (and to a lesser extent – bobcats and mountain lions) looking at your pet as food.So, please keep your cats and small dogs inside as well as any rabbits if you have them!
Here are some additional links that will help you to better understand the disease:
- House Rabbit Society – https://rabbit.org/rhdv/
- CDFA, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease –https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/Animal_Health/pdfs/RabbitHemorrhagicDisease.pdf
- CDFA, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease FAQ –https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/Animal_Health/pdfs/RabbitHemorrhagicDiseaseQA.pdf
- CDFW (CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife), Deadly Disease Detected in California Wild Rabbits –https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/Animal_Health/pdfs/RabbitHemorrhagicDiseaseQA.pdf