Myxomatosis is caused by a virus that is spread by biting
vectors such as fleas. Clinical signs appear very quickly and
progress rapidly. They include a swollen head and face
(particularly puffy swellings around the eyes) and swollen
genitalia. Rabbits are very poorly in themselves.
Unfortunately the disease can not be cured, and most rabbits
have to be euthanased on humane grounds.
The disease is preventable with an effective and licensed
vaccine. Please phone any of our branches for more