RHD2map UK
Map of RHD2 spread & vaccine availability in the UK

This website is to help map the availability of vaccines in the UK for RHD2 (RVHD2, Rabbit Haemmorhagic disease variant 2).  

Click the 'vets with vaccines' tab at the top to access the map of vets who are reported to have access to the RHD2 vaccine. The vaccine map is populated with all the data reported to us via social media plus reports found on veterinary practices own websites/social media pages and contact made via this website.  

Click the 'reported cases' tab to see reported confirmed and suspected cases of RHD2 from 2016 onwards.  Please do submit reports of confirmed (by laboratory report) or suspected cases so that we can plot them; we are completely reliant on your reports to give us the information for the map. Thank you.

For more information about RHD2, please visit the facebook group linked below and read the pinned post at the top of the group (you may need to 'view pinned post' if using a mobile device).  This post contains links to key pieces of information about RHD2. 

The map is not officially affiliated to any group or organisation but has been created and updated by volunteers who have busy lives doing other things, so please be patient with us and please do let us know (nicely) if you find anything that needs updating or have any feedback, thank you :)  

If you have found this map useful, please consider making a donation to the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF); it is the hard work of their veterinary advisor Dr Richard Saunders which has made this vaccine so readily available for us all.

Further information:
There is an associated Facebook Group and
A blog by the admin of that group.
Alison Anderson Alison Anderson
June 29, 2016 17:27

Please use this thread to report any confirmed or suspected cases of RHD/RHD2 and I will add other reported cases to this thread so that we can keep everything in one place once I've added them to the map. For the purposes of this list - confirmed means that a sample has been sent to the lab and the lab has said 'yes, this is RHD/RHD2'. Anything else is suspected - although obviously there will be variability in the level of certainty we may have around these cases, depending on the context. Please give as much information as you are able, including approximate location (nearest town), number of rabbits affected, reason for suspecting RHD. Thank you.
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Alison Anderson Alison Anderson
January 26, 2018 19:56

*Admin note* Hi everyone, some of you may have noticed that I have made some amendments to the 'vets with vaccines' map. When we first started the map, there were not many vets who stocked an RHD2 vaccine and demand exceeded supply, meaning that many vets rapidly used all their stock and had lengthy waits for more. Now the situation is different. Many more practices stock an RHD2 vaccine, we have two UK licenced vaccines available (eravac and filavac) and stock levels will naturally vary over time. It is very time consuming to maintain the stock status of all 1000+ practices and indeed pretty impossible to keep it up to date. For this reason, we have decided to dispense with the 'on order' status and simply stick with 'in stock' and 'aware'. From now on, 'in stock' means that a practice routinely stocks an RHD2 vaccine, although there may be periods of time when they are temporarily out of stock due to issues in the supply chain. 'Aware' means that a practice has shown some awareness of the issue and is potentially willing to order stock when requested. We have also sadly been made aware that some practices who ordered stock when it was first available in the UK have decided no longer to do so. Please could I ask everyone to take a quick look at the map and let me know if you know of any vets practices (name and postcode) who stock an RHD2 vaccine but who aren't on the map (please ONLY let me know of ones who aren't already on there - I waste an awful lot of time inputting details as reported only to discover it's already there), and similarly if you know of any who are no longer doing so, please let me know so I can remove them. The map is only as useful as the information it holds for the benefit of anyone who is looking for the vaccine, and for that accuracy I am entirely reliant on you! On behalf of all the bunnies who have been vaccinated as a result, thank you for your continued assistance :)
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Debbie Scott Debbie Scott
February 14, 2018 00:13

Thanks for all your help and advice about VHD 2 by bunnies are now booked in to a different vets to my usual one on Monday
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Debbie Scott Debbie Scott
February 12, 2018 18:44

If my bunnies arenโ€™t due their annual jabs until June and have never had the filavac could they have it now or do they have to wait until 3-4 weeks after their annual jabs which is what vets4pets have told me? My usual vets have never heard of vhd 2 ๐Ÿ˜ฉ
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Rachele Michelle Rachele Michelle
January 12, 2018 10:14

Need advice please ๐Ÿฐ How long would people wait to bond after a vhd2 outbreak, one rabbit was exposed to the virus a month ago but is fully vaccinated and was never affected, the other rabbit is also vaccinated and wasn't exposed. How long before exposed rabbits can be bonded to non exposed rabbits? Also how long does the virus live in the ground? When would be safe to bring rabbits back to the garden where 2 rabbits died from the virus, it has been fully disinfected and will be painted and run area paved, any advice would be brilliant, thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š
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