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Havoc as Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease spreads in Gauteng

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While the fight against avian flu continues, the rabbit population in Gauteng is under threat from the Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (HRD) Virus. Both wild and domestic rabbit populations are at risk from theh virus. So far, affected areas include Meyerton, Vereeniging, Valley Settlements, Henley on Klip, De Deur and Apple Orchards. The Gauteng Agriculture and Rural  Development Department is warning pet and zoo keepers to be alert and take caution. At the same time the Gauteng Rabbit Breeder's Association says while the have made contact with state veterinary services to assist, access to medicines to fight the virus remains a challenge. Gauteng Rabbit Breeder's Association chairman, Gavin Grgurin joins us on the line......

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