Influence of climate and other factors on the survival of rabbits exposed to rabbit haemorrhagic disease

Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) is foreign to Australia and entered wild rabbit populations in Australia in late 1995. It was introduced as a biological control agent to reduce rabbit numbers, but the extent of the introduction varied geographically. Robert Henzell was recently involved in investigating some of the factors affecting survival of wild rabbits exposed to Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHD) at 78 sites across Australia.

Author Animal and Plant Control Board, SA
Publisher Animal and Plant Control Board
Region SA