North Dakota’s State Board of Animal Health has authorized veterinarians to supply the Medgene Labs vaccine for rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2, or RHDV2.
The determination was made in session with the North Dakota Agriculture Department’s animal well being division. There have been no reported circumstances of the rabbit disease in North Dakota, however it has been confirmed in neighboring states.
“We feel it is important to give veterinarians and rabbit owners a preventative option, rather than wait for the virus to arrive in our state,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring mentioned. “RHDV2 is a highly contagious and fatal disease in both domestic and wild rabbits.”
Rabbit homeowners ought to contact their veterinarians for extra info on the vaccine, State Veterinarian Dr. Ethan Andress mentioned. Veterinarians might order the vaccine by contacting Medgene Labs at 605-697-2600. For extra info on the vaccine, go to https://medgenelabs.com/rhdv2-vaccine/.
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