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Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Breaks Out in Benin

23 November 2015

BENIN - Four new outbreaks of rabbit haemorrhagic disease have been reported on rabbit farms in the south and centre of the country.

In total, of the 2,534 rabbits susceptible, 2,274 cases were reported. This led to the death of 1,140 rabbits and 1,394 to be destroyed.

The source of the outbreak is thought to be due to the illegal introduction of new animals.

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