RABBIT PROTECTION Prophylactic Myxomatosis & Calici Virus (RHDV, RCD) formula – 34(B)Code: AN034(B)
- Help protect all your rabbits from these virus. An alternative for Rabbits to injections immunizations. Homeoprophylaxis Myxomatosis or Calici virus oral nosode
- Product AN301 treating Rabbit Hemorrhagic (RHDV, RHDV-2)
- Easy dosing application on the body, in food & water dish.
- Prophylactic to viruses.
- One 200ml will last 10 months.
- Approx. 4,000 drops in 200ml Bottle
- Shelf life Several Years
1. HAMPL Myxo & Calici Virus Nosodes 34(B) formula
This product provides a safe and natural protection from the virus (spread by agricultural dept.) Can be used for protection or assistance if your rabbits have or could get Calici Virus or Myxomatosis Virus. As well as offering the natural nosode immunizations, we are also providing a natural Myxomatosis solution formulas if your rabbit has this virus already. Australian authorities have approved the virus for use to control “wild” rabbit populations. (RCDV) Rabbits Calici Disease.
Symptoms in Rabbits that have contracted Calici Virus is transferred between animals by flies.
The fly lands on a rabbit and the virus are transferred to the new host. Within a few hours, the rabbit feels lethargic. Within 24 hours a major organ of the rabbit hemorrhages and the rabbit dies. In the 18 years since its emergence, it has killed 90% of all rabbits in China and Europe.
The virus, RHD (Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease), is one of the constantly mutating Calici viruses. The Calici virus family (in its many forms), though exhibiting no symptoms, is endemic in the livestock of the US.
Diagnosed or symptoms of Rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD) Calici Virus (RCS)?
* As this year March 2017, yet a third strain of the Calici Virus has been released into land by the Ag Dept Australia wide.
What are the Clinical signs of Rabbit Calici Virus (RCD)?
The time between the rabbit being infected and the first clinical signs of disease is very short, usually from 12 to 18 hours. Clinical signs are seen as the rabbit becoming quiet and not eating or drinking, quickly leading to death. Death is caused by both cardiac and respiratory failure. Nearly 100% of rabbits that catch the disease die. They die quietly, with little signs of struggling or distress within about 30 hours of being infected.
Rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD) is caused by the rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV), a type of calicivirus which is fatal in poor or weak immune systems of rabbits. This is how the government is trying to kill off wild rabbits Australia wide.
Over the past years there have been (2) two strains of this virus in wild rabbit populations in Australia, and now a third one has been released, of this year (early March 2017).
Rabbit owners should ensure their rabbits are vaccinated with Cylap® vaccine to protect against the original strain of the virus, RHDV-1. However, Cylap® does not protect against all strains, so additional measures must be taken to reduce the risk of rabbits being exposed to RHDV.
A few key facts about “calicivirus” in general.
FCV infection is common even in healthy pets. Up to 25% of asymptomatic FCV causes extremely variable signs: as noted above, some strains cause no signs at all.
Others manifestations of FCV include: mild upper respiratory infection without oral ulceration (indistinguishable from URI due to herpes viral infection); limping with or without URI signs; mild to very severe oral ulceration/ faucitis / ulceration of the esophagus with or without URI signs; systemic signs such as fever, anorexia and lethargy in combination with one or more of the preceding signs; pneumonia; and virulent systemic calicivirus.
Not all strains of FCV that cause severe disease are truly “virulent systemic FCV”.
FCV does not always act alone: Even relatively mild field strain FCV in combination with other pathogens – most notably Bordetella bronchiseptica and feline panleukopenia – can cause severe disease, including pneumonia and death. Not all cases of oral ulceration/URI followed by severe disease and death are VS-FCV! An outbreak of FCV in combination with another pathogen is less of a risk to naïve cats than an outbreak in which FCV acting alone causes severe disease and death.
This is because two targets are available for control;
panleukopenia is much easier to control than calicivirus because the homeopathic ” oral nosodes” is highly effective and there is no carrier state.
Last updated: 28 Feb, 2017
Rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD) is caused by the rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV), a type of calicivirus which is fatal in poor or weak immune systems of rabbits. There are currently two strains of this virus in wild rabbit populations in Australia, with a third has been released in early March 2017.
Rabbit owners should ensure their rabbits are vaccinated with Cylap® vaccine to protect against the original strain of the virus, RHDV1. However, Cylap® does not protect against all strains, so additional measures must be taken to reduce the risk of rabbits being exposed to RHDV.
The Release of RHDV in Australia
The first strain of RHDV, known as the Czech strain (belonging to the RHDV1 family), was released by the government in 1996 to help control wild rabbits in an effort to minimize the environmental damage being caused. This followed an accidental release of the virus in 1995 from CSIRO field trials on Wardang Island in South Australia. An effective vaccine, Cylap®has been available for many years to protect domestic rabbits against this strain of the virus.
In recent years, the Czech strain has had less impact on wild rabbit populations due to the development of immunity, so Australian scientists have evaluated a number of different RHDV variants for release. From this evaluation, a new strain was selected known as the Korean strain or K5 (belonging to the RHDV1a family), which is due to be released in early March 2017 at 600 sites across Australia (contact your state department of agriculture for information on locations). This new strain, which was found to be more infectious than the Czech strain, also causes RHD and death in non-immune rabbits. A pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of the Cylap® vaccine against K5 has indicated that this vaccine will provide protection but further trials need to be undertaken to obtain conclusive results. All rabbit owners are advised to ensure their rabbits are vaccinated before K5 is released.
A third RHDV, known as RHDV2, was first confirmed in a wild rabbit in Canberra in 2015, with authorities unable to state the source of the infection. Over the past eighteen months, it has caused the same type of disease and deaths in wild and domesticated rabbits in NSW, ACT, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia. No validated trials have been conducted to test the Cylap®vaccine against RHDV2 and there are many reports of vaccinated rabbits dying from infection with RHDV2. Thus, all domesticated rabbits, including those who are vaccinated, are at a high risk of becoming ill and dying from RHDV2, if they are exposed to the virus.
Young rabbits (3-4 weeks of age) are particularly vulnerable.
RHDV2 vaccines being used overseas are not currently available in Australia and they may not be effective against the specific RHDV2 found here.
Full protection against RHDV1 (Czech), RHDV1a (K5) and RHDV2 require the development of a ‘trivalent’ (against three different infectious agents) vaccine using these particular viruses. Research is urgently needed to develop such a vaccine.
Overview of RHDV strains
|Name||Type||Presence in Australia||Disease & death of rabbits||Vaccination protection with Cylap®|
|Czech (original, classic or v351)||RHDV1||Accidental release in 1995
Controlled release in 1996
|Mainly adults as young are more resistant to disease||Yes – vaccine provides good protection|
|K5 (Korean)||RHDV1a||Release due in early March 2017||Mainly adults as young are more resistant to disease||Pilot study indicates protection* – vaccination is recommended|
|RHDV2||RHDV2||Source unknown. First appeared in ACT in 2015; now reported in NSW, Vic, SA, NT, Tas & WA||Very young rabbits most susceptible death likely||Low# – modified vaccination protocol may provide some protection|
What are the symptoms of RHDV?
RHDV damages internal organs such as the liver and intestines and may cause bleeding. Signs include fever, restlessness, lethargy and poor appetite with bleeding from the nose and/or blood on the floor where rabbits are housed. Often infected rabbits will show no signs and die suddenly. If a pet rabbit is showing signs, a veterinarian should be contacted immediately. There is no remedy for RHD but affected rabbits can be given supportive treatment.
How does RHDV spread?
All RHDV strains can spread easily from infected rabbits in droppings, urine, secretions from the eyes and nose, and at mating. Spread can also occur from contaminated objects such as food, clothing, cages, equipment, insects (especially flies), birds and rodents. The virus can survive in the environment for three and a half months over hotter periods but up to seven and a half months in moderate temperatures.
How can I protect my pet rabbit against RHDV?
Rabbit owners should ensure their rabbits have been given the Homeoprophylaxis oral nosode (protection) from Myxomatosis or Calici virus.
Reducing the risk of RHDV infection
RHDV can remain in the environment for an extended period and can be transmitted on objects and via some insects.
The following precautions can reduce the risk of infection:
Keep your pet rabbit indoors, let out to feed on grass and run around during the day.
Rabbit-proof your backyard to prevent access by wild rabbits
Regularly decontaminate equipment and materials including cages, hutches, bowls etc, with Colloidal Silver
Limit contact between and handling of unfamiliar pet rabbits
Decontaminate hands, shoes, and clothing after handling other than your own rabbits
Control fleas – using Borax powder over the sandy areas of surrounding areas.
This kills flea cycle – eggs
A Non-toxic toxic and safe way.
Control insects (especially flies) as much as possible both indoors and outdoors.
Using Essential oils insect repellents.
Remove uneaten food on a daily basis.
CONVENTIONAL vaccination injections.
Side Effects with the use of any immunologicals or therapeutics, some side effects of vaccination can be expected in a few rabbits.
These can include –
~ depression and loss of appetite for a day or so after vaccination.
~ site reactions seen as swellings that can sometimes lead to irritation with patches of hair loss about one week after injection.
~ Death due to anaphylactic reactions or complications with pre-existing disease conditions. The text of this page has been copied directly from a brochure from Fort Dodge Australia.
Diagnosed with Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD)
A natural alternative to boost the immune system.
A nosode could be described as an “oral vaccine” in the sense that its purpose is to “immunize” the body against a specific disease. It is prepared from the actual organism which is associated with the disease in question and may derive from filtrates containing only the exotoxins of the bacteria, or from emulsions containing both bacteria and their toxins. These filtrates are then potentised to produce only the energy of the disease and this energy stimulates the entire natural immune system to react against the specific disease. Homeopathic Oral Nosodes are suitable for both humans and their pets.
FURTHER INFORMATION of your choice in an alternative method.
Nosodes have been used in homeopathic medicine since the mid 1800s. Nosodes are relatively unknown in veterinary practice and somewhat controversial in holistic veterinary practice. Many benefits have been noted, including a decrease in the severity and frequency of disease. Although nosodes are still controversial as a replacement for traditional vaccinations, evidence of their safety and efficacy is growing.
What are Nosodes?
Nosodes are specialized homeopathic remedies that are prepared by taking the actual diseased matter from a sick animal such as diseased tissue or nasal discharge. The preparation of a nosode involves a lengthy process of succussion and dilution of the original material using traditional homeopathic protocols until virtually no molecules of the crude substance remain, rendering the nosode safe for use. This process, called potentization, inactivates the original disease substance and converts the material into a bioenergetic remedy which interacts with the body’s energy field. The final product is a potent remedy that is an energetic blueprint of the actual disease.
Human Nosode Research
Dr. Isaac Golden, an Australian homeopath, has done extensive research in the field of homeopathic childhood immunizations. Working directly with families who agreed to participate in a clinical trial of typical childhood diseases, Dr. Golden concluded that homeopathic immunizations were 90.4% effective.From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Golden also studied vaccine safety compared to homeopathic immunizations. He found that children who received standard vaccines were 15 more times likely to get asthma, 7 times more likely to get eczema and 2 times more likely to get allergies than those who were immunized by homeopathic preparations.
His work is published in his groundbreaking books, Vaccination, and Homeoprophylaxis: A Review of Risks and Alternatives, and Homeoprophylaxis: A Ten Year Clinical Study
Homeopathic Immunization in Dogs
Dr. Christopher Day, a British veterinary homeopath, has been using nosodes in his practice for 35 years. Evidence of reduced rates of distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus and kennel cough has encouraged him to recommend nosodes to his clients for prevention and treatment of disease. In 1985, Dr. Day documented the successful use of nosodes in a kennel cough outbreak. The trial was done in a daycare and there were 214 dogs participating, including both vaccinated and unvaccinated dogs. The nosode was introduced by placing it in the dogs drinking water. Remarkably, out of a total of 214 dogs that were treated with the kennel cough nosode, the incidence of actual, full-blown disease was only 1.9% out of 214 dogs, and the majority of dogs who did contract kennel cough exhibited only minor symptoms. The vaccinated dogs had a higher incidence of disease at 4.7% whereas only 0.7% of the unvaccinated dogs showed symptoms. Minor symptoms were expressed by 42.5% of the dogs, with 59.7% of vaccinated dogs showing minor symptoms, compared to 26.7% of unvaccinated dogs. This study shows that nosodes can be effective in disease prevention, and when dogs do contract disease, the severity of symptoms can be reduced with their use.
A nosode could be described as an “oral vaccine” in the sense that its purpose is to “immunize” the body against a specific disease.
It is prepared from the actual organism which is associated with the disease in question and may derive from filtrates containing only the exotoxins of the bacteria, or from emulsions containing both bacteria and their toxins. These filtrates are then potentised a million times to produce the energy only of the disease and this energy stimulates the entire natural immune system to react against a specific disease, so this becomes an oral vaccine for humans as well as pets.
* If your Rabbit is unwell see more information and remedies AN301 Formulas
* RHD Viral Rabbit Treatment Set.
If your Rabbit is sick, these are the things you can do right now.
1. Bathing eyes (as well as ears, mouth joints and genitals if spread) using something like Hamamelis water (witch hazel is the common name for it – available at health food or pharmacy). Dilute one part witch hazel with to three parts water and use it right through to sponge the eyes and lesions.
2. Oral fluids (with natural meds added)
Using 1/2 cup of coconut water or just filtered water add a little honey, a 1/4 teaspoon of Chlorella Green powder or Synergy Green supplement, with Liposomal Vitamin C. Using an oral syringe: oral syringe side of mouth the small tip of oral syringe to give small sips at a time until 1ml is taken. Repeat often (min of 3 times) a day (add HAMPL Herbal Congestion 250 formula to this oral mix when you get this herb mix, around 20 drops to 1/4 cup of mixture).
3. Natural Medicines.
Use the Homeopathic Myxo formulas No. 2 and No.3 as suggested on Bottle.
Offer food, soft green foods, and fresh water to encourage eating.
Note: if one can bring the rabbit inside to treat regularly or take to work this sort of care for a number of weeks will pay off in saving your rabbits life. Hopefully, within a month lesions should slough off and healthy pink skin should appear and breathing, eating back to normal.
Diagnosed or symptoms of Rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD) Calici Virus (RCS) then
please also use Natural Solution : ( AN301) Rabbit Calici Virus Natural Health Support
* As this year March 2017, yet a third strain of the Calici Virus has been released into land by the Ag Dept Australia wide.
Non-Drug Prescriptions – Set of 1. Naturopathics for Rabbits for Protection
* PROTECTION – Prophylactic
1. HAMPL Myxo & Calici Virus Oral Nosodes 34(B) formula
Myxomatosis virus oral nosode (Dilution: 30C, 10M)
Calici Virus (RCD) oral nosode (Dilution: 30C)
in 20% USP alc. in purified water.
~ Instructions for Domestic Pet Rabbits
A natural immunity against the virus with your pet rabbits.
~ Add 4 drops to the water (filtered) bowl each time you change the water, and stir well.
Do this for 2 weeks, or longer if necessary, particularly if exposure to the Myxomatosis virus is likely. You can also add a little (a teaspoon) of colloidal silver (natural anti viral, bacteria relief ) to the water. Please Note: For viral protection of more than one rabbit, add several drops or 2 pills to water (filtered) bowls every time you change it.
~ Instructions for LARGER RABBIT ENCLOSURES
How to make up medicated liquid dosing:
Add 2-3 teaspoon of homeopathics into a water… whether its * 1 litre, 6 or 11 litres etc of water, its still the same amount of homeopathic, stir or shake container well.
~ For Water Trough and/or Dams.
Add two or more litre of medicated liquid at least once a week—for 4 weeks or longer if infection is active.
~ If using Water Pump System, pour in approx two litre of pre made “medicated water (See above)“ daily if infection is active or around.
* However just once a week can also be sufficient for general protection for 4 weeks.
Repeat immunity dosing three times yearly.
General Dosing and Instructions Guide
For all species, size, and ages.
(a) “HOMEOPATHICS”are sold in either a clear liquid or tiny white pills or granules – both have no odour or taste) Easy “application dosing” for all species:
- Homeopathic DROPS (clear liquid) DRIP or APPLY 3 to 4 drops, pat into fur/skin with bottom of bottle. i.e. back of shoulder blades (not orally) which is regarded as one dose for all size species and ages. Note: Liquid homeopathics are more suited for feline, toy dog, fish, birds and other small species
- Homeopathic PILLS (white pills) crush a pill (or whole) and add to gum/pouch of mouth to dissolve in saliva. Does not need to swallow it.
- Homeopathic GRANULES (white grain) and a small light sprinkle or a pinch to meals, or stir into water trough or bowl.
Casual repeat dosing can add to water bowl or feed dish or water trough for wildlife or farm animals.
Refer to Bottle Label for suggested frequencies repeat dosing needed per day.
NOTE: the rule is one must “repeat a dose” more frequently with less time in between each application dose, which is more important than the amount given each time. Repeat application will provide faster action.
(b) “HERBAL MEDICINES ” (brown liquid – strong odour & tasting) ”Application dosing” for all species and sizes: Canine, equine, cow, sheep, goat : add herbal drops (as recommended on bottle label) to some (unsweetened apple sauce or apple juice) for canines and oral syringe side of mouth. Can add other vitamins (crushed) Alkaline green powders etc. to mix.
Refer to Bottle Label for amount of drops per species size. e.g 60 drops = 1 teaspoon
What I do for example: If I was needing to give herb treatments and/or vitamin supplements to feline or toy dog or other small animals – I add this herbal formula to a small bowl add some boiled water (about a teaspoon) to it so to dissolve the alcohol in it, let cool, then add what vitamins If needed (powder or crushed tab – a pinch) mixed in another 50ml of water, and oral syringe once a day or twice a day …smear on a little “vegemite paste” (if cannot get Vegemite in your country, try fresh pate or slippery elm powder added can help mask the taste) around and on tip of oral syringe, as felines seem to real like the taste of this paste, but not too much as it is quite a strong taste)
(c)“NUTRITIONAL Mix ” Giving vitamins and supplements (tablets or powders) Note: always crush tablet before adding to food or liquid mix. Felines or small animals: make up 1 cup of mixture, adding approx. a pinch of some type of Green powder (alkaline powder) or Chlorella powder (cleansing of toxins) or 1/4 Teaspoons of Slippery elm powder (to mask the taste) with 1 teaspoon of herbs if you are having to also give herbal medicines (i.e. brown liquid) Med to large animals: add twice to three times the amount.
DOSING: Feline or small animal: using an oral syringe draw up 1ml and gently small sips. Or add a teaspoon to meals if they don’t mind eating it with meals (mix well into food) Do not put in Fridge. Room temp is best as too cold is dislike by felines.
DOSING: Canine, equine, cow, sheep, goat: try mixing well into food and hand piece before feeding main meals. Or dose same as suggested for felines, but add three times as much herbal medicines and vitamins to 1/2 cup of water or (unsweetened) apple sauce or apple juice.
What I do for example: If i was needing to give herb treatments and/or vitamin supplements to feline or toy dog or other small animals – I add this herbal formula to 1/2 cup of boiled hot water to it so to dissolve the alcohol in it, let cool, then add what vitamins If needed (powder or crushed tab – a pinch) mixed in another 50ml of water, and oral syringe once a day or twice a day …. smear on a little “vegemite paste” (if cannot get Vegemite in your country, try fresh pate or slippery elm powder added can help mask the taste) around and on tip of oral syringe, as felines seem to real like the taste of this paste, but not too much as it is quite a strong taste)
Slippery Elm Powder If needing to add or use Slippery Elm powder
FOR CONDITIONS like …. diarrhea, stomach ulcers, or sore inflamed mouth or mouth ulcers, constipation, or IBS (i.e. colitis), plus it can also been given as a liquid meal given orally via syringe as it is highly nutritional (oral liquid feeding) for convalescing during illness when not eating solids.
CONVALESCING ..can been given as a liquid meal given orally via syringe as it is highly nutritional (oral liquid feeding) for convalescing during illness when not eating solids or not eating very well. ~ Add a small amount of powder to the mix to enough to make a runny liquid mix, if you put too much of the powder it will become thick and gluggy, if this happens you will need to add more liquid to it. Can add crushed vitamins and herbal medicines to this as well. OPTIONS: Oral dose in syringe or add to meals three times a day or more to maintain normal health again, then can stop or reduce frequencies.
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