Myxomatosis is a highly infectious and potentially fatal virus that is transmitted by mosquitoes, fleas or by close contact between an infected rabbit.
Myxomatosis is a horrible disease that can cause immense and drawn out suffering to your bunny. The key signs that your rabbit is suffering from it includes red, swollen eyes, conjunctivitis, high fever, loss of appetite, and may become lethargic.
Survival of Myxomatosis in a rabbit that has not been vaccinated is very unusual. Only supportive care such as fluids and antibiotics can be provided to help ease the pain and discomfort. Whilst there is a very small chance that a vaccinated rabbit can still develop myxomatosis the disease is far less severe and in most instances can be treated.