Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus is a new vaccine developed to reduce death in rabbits, as well as clinical signs of myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD).

Myxomatosis is caused by the myxoma virus and is spread between rabbits in close contact with one another, as well as by biting insects such as fleas and mosquitoes. The virus causes swelling and discharge from the eyes, nose and bottom and has a very poor prognosis, with most rabbits dying within 10 – 14 days.

RHD, caused by the RHD virus (RHDV1) and RHD type 2 virus (RHDV2), leads to blood clots in major organs such as the heart and lungs. This subequently leads to heart and respiratory failure when the heart and lungs stop working. Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus contains live myxoma vectored RHD virus strains 009 and MK1899.

Rabbits used to have two injections per year in order to protect against yxo/RHDV1 and RHDV2. This new vaccine contains everything combined in one vial, so rabbits would only require once yearly vaccines if Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus is used.

Currently the Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus vaccine is not on the market, but is set to be released soon. When it is available you will be able to buy this from our website, alongside a written prescription from your vet.

If you have any problems/questions then please contact our customer services:

Email us: [email protected] Call us: 01582 842096

[Information taken from the European Medicines Agency]

Written by: Dr. Nick Garside BVetMed MRCVS