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Rabbit hemorrhagic disease not in state yet, but could spread

Suspected cases should be reported


June 05, 2020 by Beckie Gaskill


Lindsey Long recently spoke with the furbearer advisory committee regarding a growing threat of rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease. While the disease has not yet been detected in Wisconsin, there is a possibility it could spread from states such as Arizona, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and Nevada, where it has already been confirmed. This particular strain, known as Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2) is highly contagious in rabbits and affects not only wild species, but...

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