Stats on Rabbit Virus paints a more positive picture
05 JUNE 2018
ORC Environmental officers are
currently part way through night counts, with approximately
80% of the sites showing a decrease in rabbit numbers.
Reductions are in the range of 0-80% with an average of
around 29.9% which is in line with expectations.
MacLean, Director Environmental Monitoring and Operations at
the Otago Regional Council advised “We have 10 rabbit
samples from the field, which have tested positive for RHDV1
K5. This indicates that K5 is active in the wild rabbit
“If anyone finds a dead rabbit, which is
not exhibiting signs of an obvious cause of death, it would
be hugely appreciated if they contact us to let us
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