Wine and Bloods Night

Melbourne Rabbit Clinic celebrates an evening of getting to know your pet’s blood better Recently Melbourne Rabbit Clinic has been updating our medical protocols in regards to haematology – the study of our patients’ blood.  With the help of Dr Brad Galgut from ASAP veterinary pathology labs, and the donation of blood from some of our…

Vaccination Shortages and the K5 Release

This month marks the beginning of the Australian Government’s release of the K5 strain of RHDV, the virus most commonly known as calicivirus.  As previously mentioned in our coverage of the changing landscape of calicivirus strains present in Australia, K5 is an RHDVa strain, a form of virus similar to our original RHDV1 strain of…

Calicivirus Updates: Dispelling the Myths

Calicivirus (Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus, or RHDV) is one of two viruses present in Australia in order to control the wild population of rabbits.  The first strain of RHDV was introduced in the mid-90s from the Czech Republic (this was RHDV1 V351), and since its original introduction has been diversifying and evolving in the wild. …

Head-tilts and Holidays

An update on our E. cuniculi policy and all the end of year news As new veterinary studies are published and more information is discovered, the Melbourne Rabbit Clinic is updating our medical protocol regarding treating and preventing E. cuniculi.  This parasite can cause diseases to the central nervous system, eyes and kidneys in affected rabbits. We…

Summer Bugs

Flies, mozzies and other nasties The start of summer has been warm and wet, which is unfortunately is perfect weather for nasty bugs.  This means that we are seeing a lot of flystrike at the moment. Flystrike occurs when flies are attracted to abnormal smells (urine, faeces or damp skin) and lay their eggs in…