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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – RABBIT HAEMORRHAGIC DISEASE CONFIRMED

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While the bird flu warning has been lifted in Luxembourg, the Ministry of Agriculture confirms that type 2 rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) has been detected in several rabbit farms in recent months. It is a viral disease that evolves without specific symptoms and can cause high mortality in the farms.

The Ministry also reminds that a specific vaccine against type 2 disease is available and it is recommended that rabbits to be vaccinated preventively by a veterinarian, especially if rabbits are for sale or for exhibitions.

Any abnormal mortality of rabbits has to be reported in order to carry out the laboratory tests necessary to confirm or invalidate the disease.

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