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Penmellyn Vets St Austell
54A Holmbush Road
St Austell
Cornwall
PL25 3LQ

There is a manufacturing delay on Myxomatosis Vaccinations, meaning that some rabbits vaccinations have lapsed.

We are now able to get hold of an alternative vaccine for Myxomatosis.

If your rabbit isn’t up to date with their Myxi vaccine and you are interested in getting this done, then please contact us here at the clinic on 01726 77777 to arrange a date, or you can e-mail us at staustellvets@penmellyn.co.uk to show your interest.

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More about Myxomatosis

Myxomatosis is caused by a virus spread by fleas, mites and biting flies such as mosquitoes. In some circumstances it can also spread by direct contact between infected rabbits too.

The first signs of infection are usually puffy swellings around the head and face. Within a day or so, these swellings can become so severe that they can cause blindness.

‘Sleepy eyes’ are another classic sign, along with swelling around the mouth and ears, which then spreads around the anus and genitals.

A high fever occurs and eating and drinking becomes progressively more difficult. Death usually follows within around twelve days.

Recovery from this disease is rare and euthanasia is often necessary to prevent suffering. Occasionally a longer and more protracted disease course occurs with multiple skin modules. All types of rabbits can be affected, including house rabbits.

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