PestSmart Factsheet: RHD Boost – Enhancing RHDV effectiveness

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
Year: 2012
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]
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