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Advice on RHDV-2 for practices

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THE BVA, the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) have issued advice for veterinary practices about RHDV-2, the new strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus that is affecting rabbits in the UK.

In the advice, the organisations note that disease due to RHDV-2 is more variable in its progression than that caused by the classical strains of the virus, with presentation ranging from sudden death to a longer disease course of three to nine days. This, they …

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