Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease virus 2 (RHD2) confirmed in Ohio

October 2, 2018 - 10:06am -- staubach.9@osu.edu

Attention Rabbit Owners:

As you may be aware, the Ohio Department of Agriculture has confirmed the first case of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease virus 2 (RHD2) in the U.S. in Medina County, Ohio on September 19, 2018.  Authorities are investigating domestic and wild populations in the area. 

Whether or not your area is impacted, rabbit owners can benefit from implementing biosecurity measures on farm and at home to prevent inadvertent transmission of any illness that could impact the well-being of pets and livestock.