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This evening we went to see Auntie Francis (the best bunny vet in the world) to wish her a hoppy new year.

While we were there, we let her clip our claws and stick the 25ft needle in us to protect us against VHD. In a couple of weeks we will go back and see her again to get protection against Myxi.

NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT LIA INFORMATION!
Auntie Francis reported that 2007 was the WORST year she had EVER seen for myxi infections. She has 12 buns that live with her and although they are all injected and have the very best care possible two of them caught Myxi and one of them went to the Rainbow Bride because of it. When Auntie Francis complained to the 2-foots that make the vaccine, they were not very helpful. They said that because wild buns came into her garden they put her buns at risk. Auntie Francis pointed out that the vaccine was supposed to protect buns at risk and that's what she used it for, but the 2-foots (being 2-foots) didn't understand what she was on about!

However... Auntie Francis DID say that after thinking about it, despite coming into daily contact with Myxi, all of her other buns survived. This shows that for the most part, the vaccine did it's job and so it is VITAL that all LIA members should insure that they keep their vaccinations up to date, 25foot needle or no 25ft needle!!!

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gretchenbun
Jan. 4th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
I am so glad I don't have to worry about 25 foot needles here.
princesstaz
Jan. 4th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
Me too!
I hope it will always be that way on this side of the Big Pond.

Cedric, are you listening to that song in honor of your Auntie Francis?
She sure was ready to do battle with other 2foots on behalf of bunnies!
Did you know she is so famous for her bunnysmarts, some of US know about her over HERE!
IF your auntie is Francis Harcourt-Brown....
dandybun
Jan. 4th, 2008 08:38 am (UTC)
Yes, Auntie Francis IS Francis Harcourt-Brown, and she is a big fan of Bunnytunes.
merridoe
Jan. 4th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
Cool! Sarah Brown DVM (no relation, I don't think, anyway) is a fame mouse V-E-T here and she spoke at the Bunny Convention we sent the 2foots to and she quoted Auntie Francis several times!

We noticed you changed your name on the top to include your title!
merridoe
Jan. 4th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
Ah, but if we had those jabs here, we might be able to safely hop around outside. We'd also need something to stop Rakkoon RoundWirms, but then we could go out to play (supervised, of course).
gower_bunn_gang
Jan. 4th, 2008 09:16 am (UTC)
We are all up-to-date .. well until April that is. We do hope though 2008 will not be as bad for myxi. It would be nice if it could just GO AWAY!!!
furrymob
Jan. 4th, 2008 11:36 am (UTC)
Mummy says that no vaccine is 100% effective and that viruses can mutate and change so vaccines need to change to keep up with them. Also, some vets don't administer it correctly and don't inject the last 0.1ml intradermally to offer optimum protection.

It's very sad for any bunny to be lost to myxi - we lost vaccinated Legacy (Heathcliffe's precious g-g-grand-daughter) to myxi and a good friend of ours lost 6 of her 7 housebuns (all vaccinated) to it during a particularly bad outbreak in Kent a few years ago.

It is very sad.
jazzolly
Jan. 4th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
We have upped ours to 2 jabs a year to try to stop any risk of myxi breaking through. Auntie Bridgette recommends this.

Jazz & Ollie xx
harebraindd
Jan. 4th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
That is very good advise. ")
master_dandy
Jan. 4th, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
Uncle Rob recommends at least twice per year. He says last year was so bad because the wet weather was ideal for the biting insects that spread it.
Another good reason to hope for a nice sunny summer.

In facy Uncle Rob sent Misty a happy New Year postcard, reminding her that she is due her 25foot needle in 3 weeks.

Master Dandy MBE, Minister For Health
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