Vaccination reactions to the Cyclap RCD vaccine occur uncommonly. It may be a systemic or local reaction to the vaccine. A systemic reaction includes lethargy and going off food. A local reaction may include some hair loss, scab, mild lameness rarely. We are currently during a questionnaire study to monitor the occurance of reactions and better understand them.

We have been fine tuning our vaccination technique and reactions are uncommon due to the measures we take. We always prescribe rest (eg in a small room or hutch) and back massages for the 1st 12 hours after vaccination. This seems to reduce the risk of a vaccination reaction. Please call the clinic immediately if you are concerned with your rabbit post vaccination.