Abbey Green Rabbit Stud

Purebred Mini Lop & Netherland Dwarf Rabbits

Nail Clipping & Other Services

Nail Clipping

Abbey Green Rabbit Stud have many years of experience clipping pet nails and I cater for even the most difficult of small pets. I offer stress free, affordable nail clipping for rabbits, guinea pigs, cats and kittens. 


One pet = $10. Two pets = $18. Each additional pet = $5 each.


Please do not hesitate if you are concerned or embarrassed that you may have let your pet's nails grow too long. I am happy to help and can offer non-judgemental advice on how to manage your pet's nails for the future. The priority is that your pet's feet are healthy and comfortable.



Mite Treatment

Ivermectin


Ivermectin is the preferred treatment for fur mites, sarcopic mange mites and ear mites/ear canker. Mites are usually caught from old or dusty hay and can cause hair loss, head shake, head tilt, inflamed ears, crusty skin, dandruff like skin. Ivermectin is widely accepted as a safer and more effective alternative to commercially available mite sprays. Application is a simple spot-on treatment on the back of the neck. Two to three applications are usually required; an initial treatment, and treatments 10-14 days following. One vial allows for up to 50 treatments; thus very economical.


Ivermectin $25 including applicator



Calicivirus Vaccination

RHD - Rabbit Haemorraghic Disease (CALICIVIRUS)


For current info, see the Australian Vet Association Page:  http://www.ava.com.au/node/71017


WHAT IS IT?

There are currently three strains of calicivirus in Australia. Calicivirus is a highly contagious fatal disease, for which there is no treatment. It causes severe internal bleeding particularly of the liver and lungs, and death usually occurs within 48 hours of contracting the original RHDV1 disease. Calicivirus is highly virile, and spread by direct contact, insects - including mosquitos and flies, and fomites (small particles). 


RHDV1

The current vaccine (Cylap) has been developed to protect against RHDV1, the first strain of the virus. 

RHDV1 is species specific, meaning only rabbits can contract it. The Australian Veterinary Association recommends vaccinating rabbits against RHDV1 at 10-12 weeks of age and then given an annual booster. Occasionally in the face of an outbreak rabbits may be vaccinated earlier than 10 weeks of age in which case a booster is recommended 4 weeks later. 


RHDV1 K5 Korean Calicivirus Virus (RHD Boost Project)

RHD Boost is a national project involving the release of a Korean strain of the calicivirus across Australia. 

The K5 virus was released in March 2017; see this link for RHD Boost information  

http://www.pestsmart.org.au/boosting-rabbit-biocontrol-rhdv-k5-national-release/ 

K5 is expected to further reduce rabbit numbers, and cause more rapid death than the current strain of RHDV1. K5 is species specific.

Preliminary studies have shown that the Cylap vaccine, developed for RHDV1, offers protection against the new strain K5. 

See the link for details: http://www.pestsmart.org.au/rhdv-k5-what-about-my-pet-rabbit/


RHDV2 - New Virus Strain

RHDV2 has now been confirmed in Autralia, including WA (August 2016). Little is known about this new strain, however RHDV2 is known to have affected european rabbits as well as many varieties of hare (only one hare variety lives in Australia). It has a longer incubation period of 3-9 days and can cause rapid death, or illness can take course over a period of a few weeks through liver damage.

There is NO vaccine available at this time, however research is underway to develop a specific vaccine. 

Some vets are trialling new vaccination protocols using the original vaccine developed for the RHDV1 strain, but this is considered "off-label" use as an evidence base is yet to be gathered to support the practice.


IF YOU HAVE A UNEXPLAINED RABBIT DEATH, PLEASE REQUEST YOUR VET SEND A LIVER SAMPLE FOR TESTING



Please enquire regarding vaccination.