Pennsylvania Game Commission Observing a Rare Medical Occurrence in Bucks County Rabbits

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Owing to a recent development in animal research, Bucks County and state officials are on the lookout for a developing medical situation. Greg Vellner wrote about the news for The Reporter.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission, along with several Bucks County officials, have set up a.research initiatives to monitor Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) in the local rabbit population. The disease is killing hares and rabbits that are native to the area, a concern for hunters and the local ecosystem.

“All Pennsylvanians are asked to help monitor for RHDV2, reporting any hare/rabbit mortality events – defined as finding two or more dead hares/rabbits at the same location and at the same time with an unknown cause of death,” said Travis Lau, a press secretary for the state Game Commission.

hunters will have a special place in the research, as they are in constant interaction with the animals during hunting season.

Read more about the disease at The Reporter.


This 2020 video from an Omaha supplier of small-pet foods is meant to explain RHDV2.

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