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Rabbit haemorrhagic disease

Last Modified: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:41:41 IST
Disease name
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease
Species affected
Multiple(not specified)
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) is a highly contagious and acute fatal disease of the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), caused by a calicivirus (genus Lagovirus). A similar disease, termed European brown hare syndrome (EBHS), has been described in the hare (Lepus europaeus
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible
RVL Division
Micheál Casey SSRO
Link to relevant external website