Rabbit owners warned over myxomatosis outbreak
PUBLISHED: 11:42 13 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:42 13 May 2015
Pets should be vaccinated annually
Rabbit owners are being urged to make sure their pets are inoculated against myxomatosis following a suspected outbreak in Gravesend.
The disease leads to a slow and painful death for rabbits, and treatment is usually futile for animals that have not been vaccinated.
Rae Todd, from the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund, said: “All pet rabbits should be given annual inoculations, but this outbreak gives added urgency to the situation.”
For more information on myxomatosis, visit www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk.
To find a suitable vet for your rabbit, email hq@Rabbitwelfare.co.uk