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To read about the terrible adverse reactions that several of my rabbits experienced in 2008 after being injected with the Cylap VHD vaccination,

please see the separate page called Cylap reaction.


I have also heard the sad news that a rabbit has now died following awful complications after receiving the Cylap VHD vaccine.


Please see the Cylap reaction page. Please note that this vaccine is no longer available in the UK, having been superseded by the combined myxomatosis/VHD vaccine (Nobivac) and more recently the VHD2/RHD2 vaccine (Filavac).


I am pleased that there is now a combined VHD/myxomatosis vaccine, my rabbits have all been receiving it since 2012 with no side effects whatsoever and in addition have had the Filavac vaccine since 2016.

New strain of Viral Haemmorhagic Disease in the UK


Since around 2015 there has been a new strain in the UK,
called VHD2 or RHD2, the old combined myxomatosis/VHD vaccine
does not protect against it, but in 2016 a new vaccine became available.


The one that my vets use is called Filavac, it is given once a year,
in addition to the combined vaccine for myxomatosis/VHD (strain 1)
which is called Nobivac. It can be given from 5 weeks of age
but does require a booster at 10 weeks if done before this age.

You should leave a gap of two weeks or more
between giving the two vaccines.

Exhibition rabbits are required to wear a metal ring on one of their hind legs for the purposes of registration and identification. These rings come in different sizes according to the breed of rabbit and are purchased from the British Rabbit Council.


For many decades the size for English rabbits was a D size.

From the beginning of 2016 this size was increased to an E size, despite members of the National English Rabbit Club voting against this change in a ballot some years earlier.


The change was brought in anyway and unfortunately resulted in a broken leg in Hickory, one of my rabbits, due to the fact it was able to slide down onto the lower part of the leg and get stuck there. Hickory is now fine, but had to undergo surgery and many weeks of restricted space. The same has also happened to other English rabbits belonging to other breeders.


If you show English rabbits please be aware of the fact that this could occur. Please contact me if you require any further

information about what happened.

From May 2020 there is a new 3 in 1 vaccine available!


This is called Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus and protects against myxomatosis and

BOTH strains of Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD1 and VHD2),

also called Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD1 and RHD2)


Until now your rabbit has needed two vaccines per year -

Nobivac for myxomatosis and RHD1/VHD1

and either Filavac or Eravac to protect against the new strain of VHD/RHD (called VHD2/RHD2).

The new vaccine can be used from seven weeks of age -  all baby rabbits will now have this before going to their new homes, due to the high number of cases of RHD2 all over the UK.


The cost at my vets for the new Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus vaccination is £53.00 per rabbit including full health check, or £40.00 with a basic health check.


This cost will be added to the purchase price, and you will receive a vaccination certificate to take away with you as a reminder of when the booster is due the following year.






All of my rabbits have been given the new vaccine with no side effects whatsoever.


Cherry had five babies on 30th July!

There is a real mix of: one white, one medium marten, one dark siamese
and two medium siamese sable babies

These babies are now all spoken for, please
contact me if you are interested in any future litters that may be born!


All babies leave here from the age of 10 weeks old, and will have been vaccinated against myxomatosis, RHD1 and RHD2 with the new triple vaccine, this is not optional due to the high prevalence of RHD2 in particular.