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    Hi all,

    I had a bumper crop of rabbits this year on the farm, back in fields they havent been in a while. In the past month I havent noticed as many. I have also found about 5 dead rabbits just laid out on the ground. I had a look at them and could see no signs of infection of inflammation. The only thing wrong with them (besides being very dead...) was som dried blood around the nose of two of them. Anyone know what the problem could be??

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    Just did a bit of quick googling, looks like it may be RHD, something I hadnt seen of around here before. Yikes.

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    Some of the farms I shoot used to have some big numbers but with Myxomatosis and RHD there numbers have been well down and on some of the farms they have all but disappeared.

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    5 hours ago, Croohur said:

    Hi all,

    I had a bumper crop of rabbits this year on the farm, back in fields they havent been in a while. In the past month I havent noticed as many. I have also found about 5 dead rabbits just laid out on the ground. I had a look at them and could see no signs of infection of inflammation. The only thing wrong with them (besides being very dead...) was som dried blood around the nose of two of them. Anyone know what the problem could be??

    Edit:

    Just did a bit of quick googling, looks like it may be RHD, something I hadnt seen of around here before. Yikes.

    Exactly the same here, feel bad for not shooting more in spring and early summer, at least they could have been eaten and not suffered...

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    There was an article in one of the national papers last week , reporting the RHD2 ,and Myxie had reduced the rabbit population by 65% compared to 2013.

    I have loads of perms where there was hundreds , and now very few.

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    On 14/09/2018 at 20:28, PPP said:

    Exactly the same here, feel bad for not shooting more in spring and early summer, at least they could have been eaten and not suffered...

    My thoughts entirely.  I could see the mixy slowly making its way up the coast. I shot quite a few but should have harvested more

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    Had probably 25-30 regularly showing in my 10 acre wood, early morning and evening. In the last seven days non, absolutely zero, definitely RHD. It wipes them out very quickly and the majority die in the burrows. Last year by now on a couple of areas I was well into 200 shot, this year same areas 6. 

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