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Rabbit hoarder caught
Myxo vaccine update
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Life at the Do Hop Inn
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Rabbit Hoarder caught
16 March 2012 -http://www.wavy.com
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A Virginia Beach woman facescharges for hoarding nearly 100 rabbits in her home.Tegwen M. Davis, 60, is facing three counts of animal cruelty andtwo counts of improper disposal of a deceased animal.Crews rescued 74 rabbits from the home Thursday. Workers toldWAVY.com they found two dead, decomposed rabbits lying on abed.Workers added they could only open the door a few inchesbecause of the amount of debris on the floor."You see the fecal material and the trash, and it's very easy to seeso many rabbits piled up into one area because you see so manyfaces and eyes looking back at you," said Wayne Gilbert, aspokesman for Virginia Beach Animal Control.When animal control returned Friday afternoon, they found twounidentifiable animal carcasses, three more dead rabbits and 12rabbits that were still alive.The seized rabbits were taken to the Virginia Beach Animal Careand Adoption Center where they will be examined by the cityveterinarian. The shelter reports two rabbits had to be euthanizedbecause of their medical condition.Almost all of the seized rabbits will be available for adoption afterthey are medically-cleared by the shelter.
Medical news: vaccinetherapy for myxo & RHD
Reported by: Zenopa.com "MSD Animal Health haspublished positive clinical data for a new vaccine therapyfor myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease (calici).The subcutaneously-administered Nobivac Myxo-RHD wasshown to provide high-quality protection against both ofthese two viral diseases, with vaccinated rabbits remaininghealthy and suffering no adverse effects.Researchers trialled the drug at MSD Animal Health'sMilton Keynes research centre, with an editorial publishedin the peer-reviewed journal Veterinary Record suggestingthat the product represents a major step forward in rabbithealthcare."
We desperately hope that Australia will allow a vaccinefor myxo (and preferably this joint vaccine) to beavailable for our pet bunnies in the near future(Karen, BOING)
These three sweet young rabbits were abandoned in frontof a US SPCA one day after Easter. No one even botheredto knock on the door. They abandoned them in a styrofoamcooler with no lid. The bunnies who have been namedSunday, Monday and Tuesday, are booked in to bedesexed and will recover in foster homes until ready foradoption.