Fast Facts on Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

Rabbit hemorrhagic disease is a highly infectious fatal viral hepatitis affecting lagomorphs, including the European rabbit. There are three major pathogenic RHDV genotypes: classical RHDV (RHDV1), RHDVa, which is closely related to RHDV1, and rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus type 2 (RHDV2). RHDV2 has now become the dominant subtype in endemic countries, and sporadic cases have been confirmed in North America. Use “Fast Facts” to review the basics of this condition, from etiologic agent, pathogenesis, and clinical signs to diagnosis, prevention, and control.

Client Education Handout 

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus

The objective of this resource is to educate pet rabbit owners about rabbit hemorrhagic disease. The reader will review the distinction between rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus type 1 and type 2, as well as the basics of disease transmission, signs of disease, diagnosis, prevention and control. Download the PDF version of this client education handout, or modify the DOCX version  for your veterinary hospital.

Jill Murray, RVT, RLATG, VTS (Exotic Companion Animals-AVTCP)

Jill Murray is a registered veterinary technician, a registered laboratory animal technologist, and veterinary technician specialist in exotic companion animal medicine. Jill has spent most of her career teaching exotic animal medicine in academia, and is now providing professional consulting services. Originally from Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Jill received her education at Seneca College in Ontario. Her research interests focus on zoological medicine as well as emergency and critical care…

Client Education Handout 

Unsafe Foods For Birds

Better safe than sorry. Veterinary health professionals rely on a wide range of information because it is generally considered best to err on the side of caution. This client educational handout divides potential danger foods into three categories.


Procedure Equipment Checklists

Do you have everything? Shared by registered veterinary technician and veterinary technician specialist, Jill Murray of Oklahoma State University, review our collection of procedure equipment checklists. Checklists are used in clinical practice to make preparation for procedures more efficient and more consistent, thereby improving the quality of care. Use these equipment checklists to train students and staff, or simply to jog your memory for procedures performed only sporadically.