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Rabbit owners warned over myxomatosis outbreak

PUBLISHED: 11:42 13 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:42 13 May 2015

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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


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