CALICIVIRUSFortunately we can vaccinate against calicivirus. Pet rabbit owners should take their bunny to a rabbit friendly vet every 6 months for an injection of Cylap vaccine. People who own many rabbits sometimes keep a stock of the vaccine and vaccinate their own rabbits. Expertise in giving a subcutaneous vaccination is required if you wish to vaccinate your own herd of rabbits.
Purchase Cylap VaccineVeterinarians and those with multiple rabbits and expertise to vaccinate can purchase the Cylap vaccine for Calicivirus from Treidlia Biovet Pty Ltd. The vaccine will be delivered in a styrofoam box with a freezer block as the vaccine must be kept in the fridge.
Contact details for the Calicivirus vaccine Cylap wholesaler:Treidlia Biovet Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 9674 1488 (let them know we sent you please:)
Unit 76 Powers Business Park, 45 Powers Rd., Seven Hills, NSW 2147
A typical rabbit death from Calicivirus is a fitting episode. The head after death is often tilted upward towards the back.
The local vet can extract the liver and send for testing to the government lab in your city. This testing is free although the vet may charge a fee for his work.
MYXOMATOSISThere is no vaccine available in Australia. The best prevention is to keep your rabbit inside the house away from mosquitoes and flea free as both mozzies and fleas are carriers of the disease.
For more information go to the Myxomatosis website.