Spread of new variant RHDV in domestic rabbits on the Iberian Peninsula.

  title={Spread of new variant RHDV in domestic rabbits on the Iberian Peninsula.},
  author={Kevin Patrick Dalton and In{\'e}s Nicieza and Joana Abrantes and Pedro J Esteves and Francisco Vargas Parra},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  volume={169 1-2},
Rabbit hemorrhagic disease outbreaks in young rabbits have been recently observed in Spain. In this study we have tracked the spread of variant RHDV in samples collected from rabbit farms over a period of more than one year using RT-PCR and antigen-capture ELISA. The isolates were sequenced and compared to classic and variant RHDV strains and phylogenetic analyses were conducted. Mortalities have been observed in kits as young as 11 days. More than 50% of the dead rabbits had been previously… CONTINUE READING

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