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Due to the serious nature of this virus, most rabbits do not survive. Treatment is instead focused on making your rabbit as comfortable as possible.
Screening to keep out insects, flea control, and keeping your rabbits indoors are some of the most effective preventitve methods against the myxoma virus. If you are bringing new rabbits into the home or property, quarantine the new rabbits, and do not house wild rabbits with domestic pet rabbits.
Vaccination with an attenuated myxoma virus vaccine may provide temporary protection, but it may not be available in your area. If you are able to gain access to the vaccine, be aware that it may cause atypical myomatosis (due to it having a small amount of the virus in the vaccine itself).
A condition in which the spleen becomes enlarged
The sac that holds the testes; may also be referred to as the scrotal sac
a condition in which an animal must be controlled in some manner in order to prevent a disease from spreading
A gland found near the midline of the chest cavity; found mostly in young animals
The windpipe; it carries air from the bronchi to the mouth
The genitalia of a female; found on the outside
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
Something that is extremely acute; markedly acute
A type of tumor that is made up of connective tissues
The collection of fluid in the tissue
Deviating from the normal; not typical.
The end of the gastrointestinal tract; the opening at the end of the tract.
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine
Extreme loss of blood
Term used to imply that a situation or condition is more severe than usual; also used to refer to a disease having run a short course or come on suddenly.
Referring to the liver
A condition of dead tissue