Rabbit calicivirus outbreak in NSW – Spring 2022
Over the last two weeks we have received multiple reports of rabbit sudden deaths throughout NSW, particularly from the Sydney basin region.
A close look at RHDV2
We often get asked about the differences between RHDV1 and RHDV2. Here we fully evaluated the effects of the Australian RHDV2 variant in laboratory rabbits.
Autumn field work
The team completed their quarterly field sampling last week with the support of ACT Parks rangers.
Could ‘organoids’ help optimise rabbit virus management?
Congratulations to post-doctoral scientist Egi Kardia who recently had her work on rabbit intestinal organoids published in the journal Scientific […]
Recombination in Australian rabbit caliciviruses
Congratulations to our team who have just submitted a paper studying recombination in rabbit caliciviruses in Australia! We’ve prepared a […]
RHDV2 continues to be the dominant virus detected and has been particularly active in WA during September and October.
70 years of myxo
It’s been 70 years since myxoma virus was released in Australia. Landline took a look at the history behind the […]
We compared the types of bacteria found in poop between rabbits and hares, living in a periurban nature reserve in Canberra.
May 2020 testing summary
Rabbit calicivirus was detected in WA, VIC, TAS, and NSW for samples collected mostly in April and May*. RHDV2 continues […]