Rhd Plus Vaccine

What is RHD plus vaccine?Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus is a vaccine used in rabbits to reduce death and clinical signs due to myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD). Myxomatosis is caused by the myxoma virus and is spread between rabbits by close contact and biting insects such as fleas and mosquitoes.

Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus is a vaccine used in rabbits to reduce death and clinical signs due to myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD). Myxomatosis is caused by the myxoma virus and is spread between rabbits by close contact and biting insects such as fleas and mosquitoes. The virus causes swelling and discharge from the eyes, nose and bottom with most rabbits dying within 10 – 14 days. RHD, caused by classical RHD virus (RHDV1) and RHD type 2 virus (RHDV2), leads to blood clots in major organs such as the heart, lungs and kidneys leading to heart and respiratory failure when the heart and lungs do not work properly. Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus contains live myxoma vectored RHD virus strains 009 and MK1899.

Description

Rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD), a highly infectious and widespread disease,iv is caused by either classical or variant strains of the RHD virus (RHDV1 or RHDV2 strains respectively). The RHD virus causes an acute necrotising hepatitis and a widespread coagulopathy resulting in haemorrhages in many organs which can very rapidly lead to a high level of mortality in susceptible animals. The variant strain (RHDV2), which has spread throughout Europe since 2010 causing disease in both wild and pet rabbits, often results in a longer course of disease with a lower overall mortality; surviving and subclinical animals can potentially shed the virus for two months.v Unlike RHDV1, very young rabbits (<6 weeks of age) are also susceptible to disease caused by RHDV2.

Features of Rhd Plus Vaccine

A live vaccine, as an aid in the prevention of myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease in rabbits. This product may only be prescribed by your veterinary practitioner from whom advice must be sought. Product Information for Vets – Nobivac Myxo RHD Plus

Vaccine for use in rabbits against myxomatosis and haemorrhagic disease (caused by Classic and Variant (Type 2) strains) containing per dose of reconstituted vaccine:
Live myxoma vectored RHD virus strain 009: 103.0 – 105.8 FFU*
Live myxoma vectored RHD virus strain MK1899: 103.0 – 105.8 FFU*
*Focus Forming Units

For uses, dosage, contra-indications and warnings please consult your prescribing vet or the summary of product characteristics. Further information is available on request. Use medicines responsibly. 

Benefits of Rhd Plus Vaccine

Nobivac Myxo-RHD PLUS will make vaccination more convenient, helping improve levels of compliance against variant strains of RHD which is currently estimated to be at around only 60 percent of the vaccinated rabbit population. A single low volume 0.5ml vaccination provides 12 months of duration of immunity against all three pathogens. Available in a pack of five, single dose vials, with a shelf-life of two years, the vaccine can be used from the age of five or seven weeks onwards to achieve the full duration of immunity. Immunity is provided within three weeks of administration.

Four laboratory studies were conducted in young rabbits that showed protection began three weeks after vaccination and lasted 12 months against RHDV1 and RHDV2. For myxoma virus, rabbits were tested for antibodies only. Antibody levels increased for up to six weeks following vaccination and stayed at this level for 12 months. In addition, the company also presented field studies with the already authorised vaccine Nobivac Myxo-RHD which contains live myxoma vectored RHD virus strain 009 only. These studies showed that rabbits that were vaccinated with Nobivac Myxo-RHD had fewer signs of myxomatosis, more antibodies against RHDV1 virus in their blood and a lower death rate than unvaccinated rabbits.

Interactions

No information is available on the safety and efficacy of this vaccine when used with any other veterinary medicinal product. A decision to use this vaccine before or after any other veterinary medicinal product therefore needs to be made on a case by case basis.

Prices of Rhd Plus Vaccine

$17.00-$42.00

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