myxomatosis


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a viral disease (usually fatal) of rabbits

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A single vaccination will cost PS25 or a combination of Myxomatosis and both the RVHD-1 and RVHD-2 vaccines will cost PS60
Myxomatosis is a man-made disease to control the rabbit population.
Myxomatosis is a severe viral disease of rabbits that decimated the wild rabbit population when it arrived in Britain from Australia 50 years ago.
Myxomatosis was introduced in the 1950s as a control method to help control spiralling wild rabbit numbers.
but is responsible for myxomatosis in the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus).
In the 1950s Australian scientists released the disease Myxomatosis to bring numbers under control and in the mid-1990s followed up with the Calicivirus that again cut rabbit numbers.
Myxomatosis was believed to have initially wiped out about
Greg Morgan, the island's warden, said: "Previously we've had a substantial rabbit population to maintain grazing duties, but a myxomatosis outbreak in 2007 reduced the rabbit population.
Because the rabbits were causing catastrophic damage to the island's vegetation, Myxomatosis and the European rabbit flea (which spreads the Myxoma virus) were introduced in 1968.
The veterinary charity PDSA has reported dramatic increases in the incidence of myxomatosis in three of its PetAid hospitals.
Although, if you had, it'd probably be riddled with myxomatosis.
In 1950, myxomatosis, a virus 99% lethal to rabbits, was introduced into the population, knocking them down from 600 million to about 100 million.
The decline of the lynx accelerated in the 1970s when myxomatosis and VHD wiped out the rabbit population.
This little hamlet (population 1,171 until the latest myxomatosis victim popped her paws at the weekend) found a place on the map when Wetherby included the Tockwith Selling Hurdle on its card on Saturday.
Broad-scale control methods that require passive transport of control agents by dispersing rabbits, such as myxomatosis and calicivirus disease, are unlikely to prove effective where rabbit populations occur in small, isolated sub-units.