This update is part of the Healthier Landscapes campaign: improving the health of our land through integrated rabbit management.
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RHD Boost Update is an initiative of the healthier landscapes campaign, produced by the Invasive Animals CRC to keep you informed about the progress and national release of RHDV K5 to boost rabbit biocontrol.

Boosting Rabbit Biocontrol in Australia

Resources and information about the national RHD Boost project and proposed release of RHDV K5.

RHDV K5: What about my pet rabbit?

The currently registered vaccine will continue to protect pet rabbits against this disease after release of K5, provided that the correct vaccination protocols are followed. Talk to your vet for further information on vaccinating your pet rabbits, and other measures to prevent disease.

How do I get involved?

Register your interest to become a release site by following the steps outlined here.

Has my submission been successful?

The project team will assess all the expressions of interest for suitability and will also be looking at optimal locations for release of the virus - proposed for Autumn 2016 based on regulatory approvals. Release sites will be notified in mid-January 2016 and will be asked to undertake their pre-release monitoring in February 2016. Applicants will be notified as to whether their site has been selected.

Recent online media coverage
New weapon ready for launch against wild rabbits in Victoria 
Weekly Times - 21 August 2015

Apps map spread of rabbit 
Sunraysia Daily - 26 September 2015
Why we all need to monitor rabbits before K5 release 
Queensland Country Life - 5 November 2015
Have a question? Visit our RHDV K5: Frequently asked questions page
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