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Vaccinations - essential protection Owner Factsheet

There are several highly infectious and potentially fatal diseases that can affect your rabbit. Fortunately vaccines have been produced that will protect your rabbit against two of these - myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease (strains 1 and 2). To ensure that your rabbit is fully protected it is essential that it receives regular booster injections.
Image: Skin: vaccine reaction - ©Glen Cousquer BSc(hons) BVM&S CertZooMed MRCVS

How do vaccines work?

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What is myxomatosis?

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What is viral haemorrhagic disease?

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When should my rabbit be vaccinated?

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How is the vaccination given?

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Why is it necessary to have repeat vaccinations?

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Do vaccines fail to work sometimes?

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Can vaccinations be dangerous?

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