Watertown Veterinary Clinic

300 Angel Ave SW
Watertown, MN 55388



Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Information


Vaccine Authorized for Highly Contagious & Deadly Rabbit Disease Recently Confirmed in Pet Rabbits in Minnesota

** Our first vaccine clinic is scheduled for Saturday, January 29, 2022. We will be having future vaccine clinics also. Please call 952-955-1525 or email (watvetclin@gmail.com) to inquire about our vaccine clinics. An appointment is required for all vaccine clinics.

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2) is a highly contagious and fatal disease that can affect domestic and wild rabbits. 

Sudden mortality in otherwise healthy rabbits is characteristic of RHDV2. Infected rabbits may be lethargic and reluctant to move, and typically die between a day and a week after becoming infected. The virus kills 70 to 90 percent of infected rabbits. Rabbit carcasses may have bloody discharge from the nostrils and/or mouth or have no external signs.

Rabbit owners should contact their veterinarian if their pet dies unexpectedly or exhibits any of the signs consistent with RHDV2.

Please visit the following links for more information on Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2:

* Minnesota Board of Animal Health Information

* Peacebunny Island Information