Rabbit haemorrhagic disease

RAB011: Bait delivery of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV1) K5 strain

Background Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) is used in Australia to minimise the impacts of the introduced European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) on agricultural production and the environment. Other available rabbit control […]

Population dynamics of wild rabbits after the occurrence of rabbit haemorrhagic disease in Victoria

After the occurrence of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) in Australia, rabbit populations declined but RHD was least effective in cool, moist, temperate areas. In southern Victoria, a single site capture-mark-recapture […]

Variation in activity of rabbit haemorrhagic disease due to rabbit population density and a benign calicivirus

Studies commenced in 2001 to determine whether conventional rabbit control programs affected the subsequent impact of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD). Eight sites were chosen in semi-arid and moist temperate areas. […]

Spatial interactions and habitat use of rabbits on pasture and implications for the spread of rabbit haemorrhagic disease in New South Wales

Successful control of European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) populations in Australia has been achieved with the use of disease, initially myxomatosis and more recently rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD). Predicting the effectiveness […]