GA Dept of Agriculture: Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Update

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The Georgia Division of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Enterprise Division confirmed Rabbit Hemorrhagic Illness Virus 2 (RHDV2) in home rabbits at a single Gwinnett County premise. That is the second confirmed case this yr. The investigation is ongoing To Search out out the supply of the virus and presently it Does not Appear to be hyperlinked to the Cobb County case. The premises will stay beneath quarantine pending further investigation and enchancment of a website-particular response plan.

GDA has accredited the importation of RHDV vaccine by Georgia licensed veterinarians for administration to home rabbits dwelling in Georgia. As quickly as the vaccine Is out there in Georgia, GDA will submit contact information for veterinary practices that Shall be administering vaccine. Georgia licensed veterinarians Considering about extra information relating to vaccination ought to contact the GDA Animal Well being office at (404) 656-3667 or AnimalWell [email protected]

Beforehand on June 22, 2021, the Georgia Division of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Enterprise Division confirmed Rabbit Hemorrhagic Illness Virus 2 (RHDV2) in home rabbits at a single Cobb County premise. The investigation is ongoing To Search out out the supply of the virus and there are presently no completely different confirmed or suspect circumstances in Georgia. The staying rabbits Inside the herd are ending a 90-day quarantine in an isolation facility. The affected premises are beneathgoing cleansing and disinfection earlier than It is going to stay fallow For A minimal of 30 days

Georgia requires an official CVI issued Contained in the earlier 30 days for home rabbits Getting into the state On the market, commerce, adoption or commerce for a payment or completely different Sort of compensation. GDA is presently reviewing this rule and if relevant, will submit any updates to entry requirements for rabbits coming into Georgia.

RHDV2 is a reportable disease in Georgia. Veterinarians ought to report sick or lifeless home rabbits to the State Veterinarian’s office at (404) 656-3667 or the office of the USDA Space Veterinarian in Cost (AVIC) at (770)-761-5420. Sick or lifeless wild rabbits Should be reported to the Georgia Division of Pure Resupplys at 1-(833)-557-3303 or (706) 557-3333.

For extra information on nationwide RHDV2 outbreak areas, please go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/maps/animal-health/rhd.

Yow will uncover GDA resupplys on RHDV2 at http://agr.georgia.gov/rabbit-hemorrhagic-disease-resupplys.aspx






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