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Fatal Rabbit Disease Detected in Utah

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV2), is a highly fatal disease that affects rabbits. The fatal sickness has been spreading across the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico and has now been detected in Utah. A positive case was recently confirmed in a domestic rabbit in Sanpete County. RHDV2 is a highly contagious disease of wild and […]

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) is a very contagious fatal disease of wild and domesticated rabbits caused by a calicivirus called rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus.  There are two types of RHD, RHDVa (or RHDV1) only affects domestic rabbits, while RHDV2 can infect hares, jackrabbits, cottontail rabbits, and domesticated rabbits.   REPORT SUSPICIOUS CASES For wild rabbits, […]

Animal Import Requirements

NOTICE: Poultry imported to the State of Utah must originate from an: 1) NPIP flock  -OR- 2) NPIP facility  -OR- 3) Be tested for Avian Influenza. In addition, a statement must be included which says: “This shipment has not originated from a control area for Avian Influenza”. NOTE: AgMove CVI and GVL users only: Due […]

Animal Health Emergency Programs

Animals in Disasters / Utah Community Animal Response Program (CART) The Utah Community Animal Response Program educates animal owners and governmental and non-governmental agencies about the importance of disaster preparedness for animals, registers Community Animal Response Teams and sets training standards, and provides guidance to government agencies in the development of emergency operation plans and standard […]