It can and will wipe out 50-90% of your herd.
For more information go here. This speaks of the how the disease is changing in Spain, but it's been in Utah as well so be mindful folks.
it's called Variant Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus.
Consider this, if rabbits vaccinated against are getting it...and now it's affecting the young rabbits and not just the old as it used to...it means that it has mutated. Not particularly a virus that we really want to have mutate is it?
- Usually sudden death in rabbits >6 weeks of age with hemorrhage from the body orifices, especially the nose and mouth .
- The acute form shows lethargy, pyrexia and death within 1-2 days.