There are three diseases which we strongly recommend you vaccinate against; Myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD1 & 2 – also known as VHD). All of these are very serious and invariably fatal. You can protect your rabbit against these diseases by keeping up to date with vaccinations. There is a combined Myxomatosis and RHD1 vaccine and a seperate RHD2 vaccine, which can be given two weeks later.
If your rabbit is not vaccinated, then we suggest he/she is inoculated as soon as possible as Myxomatosis is carried by mosquitoes and fleas who pass the disease between rabbits. Myxomatosis does not require direct contact with a wild rabbit and fencing alone cannot protect rabbits from infection. VHD is spread via direct and indirect contact.