Fatal Rabbit Disease found in Singapore


A fatal disease that affects rabbits has been found in Singapore

The Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease is highly contagious, acute and fatal.

Pet owners should

  • Minimise contact between their rabbits with visitors and other rabbits
  • Practise good personal hygiene
  • Keep the home and environment of the rabbits clean
  • Bring your pets to the vet if you notice anything unusual

WHAT IS RABBIT HAEMORRHAGIC DISEASE?

The incubation period is 1 – 5 days

Symptoms may include anorexia, dullness, prostration, nervous signs, groans and cries, or respiratory signs such as breathing difficulties or discharge from the nose. Rabbit may die within 1-3 days.

There is no specific cure for this disease.

Do not worry as it only affects rabbits

Source: CNA/ic(hs)

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