A deadly virus has been detected in European rabbits in Canada. These rabbits are assumed to be domesticated rabbits gone feral. It can transmit easily to domestic rabbits, since all of our most common and typical breeds are European by blood. The disease started on Vancouver Island but has spread throughout BC. Due to the fact that here in WA I am so close to Canada and many Canadian exhibitors show their rabbits here, I will not be attending shows for the safety of my herd until this disease seems to be contained or eliminated.
If you want more info on the disease and stay updated on its whereabouts, check out THIS BLOG and THIS FACEBOOK PAGE.
I am pretty bummed that I won't be going to shows for the foreseeable future. Of course there's a huge chance that there is nothing to worry about, but I really can't risk it. If the disease is eliminated or contained soon, I may be showing in May at the next Monroe show. However, it looks like it won't be. So I might not be showing all summer.
My current juniors are really, really nice. I'm super excited about them. But I'll do another post about how they're doing and looking at type. I just wanted to share a quick post on my show news, since I know a couple people have asked when my next shows will be.