Submitted by San Juan County Parks & Fair
We are sad to hear the news that there has been a confirmed case of the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2) on Orcas Island. Due to the fatal and extremely contagious nature of the disease, we have been advised by the Washington State Veterinarian (WSDA), Amber Itle, that we should not hold a rabbit show at the San Juan County Fair this year.
The WSDA press release can be found at agr.wa.gov/about-wsda/news-and-media-relations/news-releases?article=26243.
For more information about RHDV2, and ways you can protect your animals, please visit the following: http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Factsheets/pdfs/rabbit_hemorrhagic_disease.pdf.
It is important to note that RHD poses no risk to human health or other animals.
Note: The Open Division Cavy show will still be held.
If you have any questions, please call or email Jennifer Rigg, Open Rabbit/Cavy superintendent at 360-378-7480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.