RCV, rabbit calicivirus
; RHDV, rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus.
The Coalition Government today announced the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has approved the registration of a new RHDV K5 strain of rabbit calicivirus
that will strengthen Australias ability to manage wild rabbits.
In the process, rabbits have become a dietary staple for the eagle, so the latest challenge it faces is the advent of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD), or rabbit calicivirus
He is the field research leader in Canberra f or the Australia and New Zealand Rabbit Calicivirus
Disease Program (ANZRCDP), a government and agricultural industry group.
Until 2014, only the benign rabbit calicivirus
Australia-1 (RCV-A1) and the RHDV biocontrol strain CAPM V-351 (and its descendants) were circulating in Australia (7,31).
Whats really exciting about this work is it links the recoveries of the native mammals across vast tracts of South Australias inland deserts to Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (or rabbit calicivirus
disease as its more commonly known), Minister Hunter said.
Since the 1930s, CSIRO has been at the forefront of research into myxomatosis, rabbit calicivirus
and immuno-contraceptive mechanisms, all aimed at eliminating rabbits.
Detection and preliminary characterization of a new rabbit calicivirus
related to rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus but nonpathogenic.
Almost every animal species has its own caliciviruses, but the rabbit calicivirus
is the only one that kills its target species.
The latest weapon against the rabbit, rabbit calicivirus
, has been spectacularly successful in some areas, but not in others (see story on page 25).
(1) to identify a new rabbit calicivirus
distinct from rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus, which they designated as Michigan rabbit calicivirus
The escape of rabbit calicivirus
disease (RCD) from Wardang Island in October 1995, and its subsequent release at more than 700 sites across Australia's rabbit population, which previously stood at 300 million.