A note from Dr. Strubberg
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease has now been detected in multiple states. It will not be surprising if it eventually is detected in Missouri. Please be aware of recommended biosecurity measures to protect your patients. If RHD is detected in MO a vaccine will likely become available.
For more information regarding Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease visit:
Livestock Import Requirements & Entry Permits
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Health Certificate Resources
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Animal Diagnostic Labs
Laboratories offer a variety of diagnostic services. Please contact your nearest laboratory for more information.
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2)
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Seroptype 2 (RDHV2) is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease that affects both domestic and wild rabbits of all ages. This is a foreign animal disease (FAD) as recognized by the OIE (World Organization for Animal Health) and is of high concern in the United States. RHDV2 has been confirmed in several states so far and continues to spread to new states. RHDV2 has not been found in Missouri at this time, but we ask that you remain vigilant and communicate early with rabbit owners.
For a full list of reportable diseases, visit our webpage.