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Myxomatosis very first sign.

This picture shows Rio, a 4year old neutered male Netherland Dwarf. He was one of the author's rabbits that was adopted when he was about four months old because he had congenital incisor malocclusion. His incisors were removed. During the day, he and his companion would go into an aviary that was surrounded by wild rabbits so he had close contact with them. From the time of his adoption, he was vaccinated every six months against myxomatosis. Despite his vaccination status, he succumbed to myxomatosis during a severe outbreak in the wild rabbits. This picture shows a slight reddening of the lower eyelid which was the first sign of myxomatosis that was seen.
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