Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) is a lagovirus in the family Caliciviridae that causes a mostly fatal infective disease in European rabbits. RHDV was first described in domestic rabbits in China in 19841. Until the late 1990s, there was only one known RHDV genotype however a new strain called RHDVa2 and other non-pathogenic or benign caliciviruses (bCVs) have been discovered.
Fact sheet covering current research to boost the effectiveness of RHDV as a biological control for rabbits in Australia. Produced by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre as part of the PestSmart series.
|Author:||Invasive Animals CRC|
|Organisation:||Invasive Animals CRC|
|Number of Pages:||2 pp|
|ISBN:||PestSmart code: RABFS5|
|Control method:||Biological Control|
|Region:||Australia - national|
|Documents:||PestSmart Factsheet: RHD Boost - Enhancing RHDV effectiveness [470kb PDF]|