Miss Peyton kindled yesterday, one singleton large dead kit. She had been bred to NightLily.
Both girls are from StarBurst x NightLily, born July 5. A litter of four. One passed away, the other three found homes.
This girlie is headed off to a potential breeding home in Sarnia.
This quiet lass is headed off to a Pet home in the London area.
TM' was a silly girlie this litter. Really hoping she'll do better with this one. Anyways, instead of using her nestbox she decided that using the corner of the cage would be good for nest building, so I put her in a solid bottomed cage. She produced five kits, two of which I know are peanuts, one that I am waffling on yet.
Watch Me Grow
So not entirely sure this was a wise idea or not, but today I sold Baccia. He's going to a single breeder home out in Ailsa Craig. They also wanted a bunny they could hold in their lap and Baccia will do that. I just don't need to have three bucks for the few does as I have.
Important message, please SPREAD THE WORD TO ALL BREEDERS:
Limit rabbits movements; sales, purchases, agricultural exhibitions, shows, rallies.
If suspected, contact 1-844-ANIMALS; unusual symptoms, mortality, etc.
This is the statement from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency:
Declaration: Survey of a local outbreak of rabbit haemorrhagic disease in Quebec
August 25, 2016 - Ottawa (Ontario) - Government of Canada
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) investigation of a local outbreak of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) in small recreational farms East-du-Québec.
A survey is conducted on three farms near Rimouski, Quebec. The three farms are under quarantine to control the movements of animals, products and equipment and to prevent the spread of the disease. The outbreak is restricted to small recreational farms. Rabbits breeding commercial farms are not subject to this investigation.
The rabbit haemorrhagic disease is highly contagious and often fatal for the affected rabbits. This virus is transmitted to other rabbits through secretions, including saliva, eyes and nose runny, urine, feces and bedding, contaminated food and water. It can also be spread accidentally by humans, wildlife and insects or infected meat or fur.
The disease does not affect humans and has never been known impacts in other animals.
We remind operators of commercial and recreational farms to use biosecurity practices to minimize the risk of spread of the disease. Producers must do the following:
Report any suspicious symptoms to a veterinarian or provincial veterinary authority. 1-844-animals
Do not introduce new rabbits in their establishment if the animals come from a place where there was illness or death during the previous 60 days.
The CFIA is working with the province of Quebec as part of this survey and will provide updates as they become available.
Update on the Quebec Rabbit Hemmorhagic Disease. Only two PET rabbits at ONE person's home tested positive for the disease in Rimouski Quebec. The other two farms are under quarantine only because of the close proximity to the one hobby farm. This information came from the Veterinarian in Rimouski. No info yet on where the rabbits got this disease from. There are NO other cases.
What is RVHD?
Rabbit Viral Hemorrhagic Disease (VHD) is a highly contagious disease caused by a calicivirus that affects only rabbits of the Oryctolagus cuniculus species. This includes wild and domesticated European rabbits, from which our own domesticated rabbits are descended. It has not been known to affect any North American native rabbits or hares, such as cottontails, snowshoe hares and jackrabbits. VHD is also known by several other acronyms: RHD (Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease), RCV (Rabbit Calicivirus), and RCD (Rabbit Calicivirus Disease). VHD was first seen in China in 1984, and has since spread to Mexico, Continental Europe, Israel, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Symptoms may include:
Do not buy any rabbits from Quebec at this time. We have no vaccine available in Canada. Exercise caution when buying rabbits from breeders who have shown rabbits in or near Quebec. Contain this rabbit deadly virus.
I have been breeding rabbits for a quite a few years. I thoroughly enjoy them as animals and think they make great pets. I also like to take some of them to rabbit shows to see how they measure up to the standards.