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Vaccination at Home

Rabbit vaccination is a very important part of their maintenance and care. Non-vaccinated rabbits are prone to serious illnesses: myxomatosis and viral hemorrhagic rabbits( VHCs).

How is the rabbit vaccinated?

Non-vaccinated rabbits are prone to serious illnesses: myxomatosis and viral hemorrhagic rabbits( VHCs).

Basic rules for rabbits vaccination:

  • You can not chew an unhealthy animal. This is a universal veterinary rule. If the rabbits do not impress the healthy people, it is better to wait a few days and observe their condition.
  • It is not possible to deviate from the scheme of vaccinations. If the scheme is not completed, then the entire vaccination schedule should be restarted.
  • All vaccinations are made when reaching 45 days of age.
  • The weight of the rabbit should be at least 500 g. Otherwise, the vaccine should be postponed.
  • Rabbits are instilled in the first half of the cycle( pregnancy).Born rabbits have passive immunity for up to two months.
  • A rabbit should not have problems with the stomach.
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    How is the rabbit vaccinated? vaccinated? Today, you can choose any convenient form of the vaccine for rabbits:

    • against myxomatosis;
    • against VGKhK;
    • is an associated( complex) vaccine against myxomatosis and VGBC.

    All types of vaccines are well tolerated and do not have any profound differences. Therefore, you can choose an existing vaccine and do not waste time searching. But it is much easier to withstand the production of an associated vaccine, which involves a smaller number of injections. Vaccines for rabbits are very demanding for the temperature regime, so it is important to transport them in a refrigerated transport at an independent purchase, maintain the temperature from +2 to +4 C.

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    Rabbit vaccination schemes

    Scheme for the associated vaccine:

    • first vaccination at 45day of life;
    • re-complex immunization for securing immunity in 60-70 days;
    • repeats the vaccine every 5 months( for walking on the street or balconies of rabbits) or 6 months( for home use).

    Proliferation of worms is done independently, even if all vaccines are put by the vet. It is better to choose drugs that deal with worms at all stages: from eggs to adult individuals. The drug "Albendazole" in combination with "Gamavit", which improves immunity, is well suited for this purpose.

    How is the rabbit vaccinated?

    Regular vaccinations will relieve rabbits.

    The risk of deterioration is possible only under the following conditions:

    • overdue vaccine;
    • insufficient weight of the rabbit or weakened condition;
    • is the second half of the cat's or rabbit's lactation;
    • vaccine for rabbit disease.

    Diagram for monovaccine:

    • requires the delivery of the first vaccine( myxomatosis or VGHC) on day 45 of life;
    • in 2 weeks - the first vaccine from the second illness;
    • in 2 weeks - repeat the first vaccination for fixation;
    • in 2 weeks - to replicate the second vaccine;
    • in 2-3 months can be delivered either a complex vaccine, or alternatively a vaccine from myxomatosis and from VGHK( at intervals of 2 weeks);
    • to repeat the vaccine during a rabbit's life every six months with an associated vaccine or a monovalent alternate.

    It is worth remembering that no modern vaccine can guarantee 100% protection from diseases. Therefore, caring for a rabbit, controlling its place of rest, regular cleaning, protecting it from immaculate animals - a prerequisite for maintaining pet's health. Preparation of the rabbit for vaccination. Before starting vaccination( home or veterinary), you need to make a run of worms. Neglecting this preparatory procedure can increase the burden on the heart of a rabbit and impede the development of immunity. At best, the condition of the rabbit will not deteriorate, but the entire vaccination scheme will be useless.

    Complications after vaccination. As a rule, rabbits carry the vaccine course well.

    With proper preparation of the rabbit and compliance with all rules, undesirable consequences for the animal are minimal.

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    Deworming scheme:

  • For the first two days, give only a rabbit "Gamavit"( 1.5 ml prick).
  • On the third day, one shot of Gamavita and Albendazole( one should dilute the drug at a rate of 0.75 ml per 1 kg of weight and give this rate twice - in the morning and evening).
  • During the fourth and fifth days, repeat the second point: Gamavit + Albendazol.
  • Only three days to give "Gamavit".
  • "Albendazole" can be injected into a mouth through a syringe without a needle. The rabbit can spit medicine. In order not to happen, you need to gently rub his throat.
  • Runworms need to be done regularly during the life of the rabbit, not just during the vaccination period. To complete the deworming, it is necessary to disinfect the cell and all the places where the rabbit is walking. If there are other pets, they too must undergo a course of treatment.

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    Home-Based Vaccines

    In order to properly inoculate a rabbit at home, the following steps should be followed:

  • Before injection, the vaccine should be diluted with water for injection( 0.5 ml injection for 5 ml of water).
  • With the help of insulin syringes, a prick is placed in the shoulder or back of the foot in the widest place. You need to use the vaccine for 3 hours.
  • Then you need to boil the syringe and throw it away.
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    Insulin syringes are well suited for their fine and short needles, which reduces the risk of an incorrect injection. It should be remembered that an independent vaccination does not provide a certificate from the veterinarian. Consequences of myxomatosis and viral hemorrhagic disease of rabbits. Many young owners of rabbits do not know about possible illnesses of their pet, which can easily be avoided by vaccination. All of these diseases are not subject to medical treatment and vaccination - the only way to protect the pet and give him a long life.

    Myxomatosis is a viral disease that affects the mucous membranes and causes swelling and inflammation throughout the body of the animal, especially in the eyes and genitals. Myxomatosis is easily transmitted from rabbit to rabbit and when infected one very quickly will be ill others. The disease has a 100% mortality, so vaccination against myxomatosis is mandatory. For humans, myxomatosis is not dangerous, although viruses of the same class cause herpes and smallpox. A person can only be the carrier of the disease after contact with the infected animal.

    In addition to infected individuals, mosquitoes, mites and flies, as well as care items, bowls, drinkers and cells, carry myxomatosis. The incubation period of the disease is up to 20 days. The first symptoms are conjunctivitis and redness of the mucous membranes. Viral hemorrhagic disease of rabbits is an infectious disease, which manifests itself as a diathesis of all organs. The virus affects the most important organs: the liver, lungs, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract. The disease has a high mortality rate( from 80%).The disease is transmitted from an infected rabbit through the air and objects of care, bowls, water, drinking bowls.

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    It is not dangerous for a human VHCH, but a person who is in contact with an infected animal may become a carrier of the disease. The incubation period is rather short and does not exceed 5 days( an average of no more than 3 days).After a latent period, the disease instantaneously progresses and the fatal outcome can occur in 12 hours. Infected rabbits are annoying, sluggish, refuse to eat. Seizures, squeal, and bloody discharge from the nose can be observed.