wabbits and mixinmetosties

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  1. gazz

    gazz Formerly "gazznhelz"

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    does anyone know if there's anywhere/anyone who keeps track of wild rabbits with mixy?

    just i am seeing more and more of them with the classic signs of myxomatosis (swollen shut eyes leaking puss, lumps on the head, being out during the day etc) on my travels, and was wondering if there's anyone to report sightings to....
    as in if a nationwide record is being kept of the outbreaks, and to warn pet owners about the danger areas etc.
     
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  3. gazz

    gazz Formerly "gazznhelz"

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    Tar,

    i figured no one would be keeping tabs on this orrible disease, just distresses me seeing so many bunnies affected,
     
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    Myxamatosis comes and goes in the Rabbit population. Probably, after a few good years the density of rabbits enables it to spread much easier. It appears to be a self regulating disease in effect.

    They do die a horrible death. We take our dogs out late morning as we should not see any rabbits at that time. A couple of years ago, they killed a few rabbits because of Myxie. At least they had a swift and relatively painless death.
     
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    its never gone away .i remember seeing a rabbit in the early 60,s when i was young with it and its still around .not the rabbit but the deasese
     
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    It is passed from rabbit to rabbit by flea's so get an infected rabbit and introduce it to others problem solved no more rabbits an old farmers ploy.
     
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    Hi,

    coming from the fens we see a lot of this dreadful disease. It is non tranferable to humans but don't get scratched when handling for other obvious reasons. If you are unable to put it out of its misery yourself then take infected rabbit to a local vet - they must treat it by law; and free of charge as with any wild animal.
     
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    gazz Formerly "gazznhelz"

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    ahhh, didnt know about the 'free if wild' animals bit, will do that in future,

    i know mixy was introduced to try and controll the epedemic numbers of rabits, but what a thing to introduce, just as bad as poison, or worse as with poison you can take it away,

    i just hate seeing animals in distress, today me and helz were out in the canoe, and saw a fledgling pigeon in the canal struggeling to keep afloat,
    i personaly hate pigeons, but paddled over and scooped it out of the water, checked it was ok and put it back on dry land to sort it's self out.
     
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