Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:55

Rabbits not dying like flies!

Scientists say although the new rabbit calicivirus is working as expected, farmers are not seeing the knockdown they may have hoped for.

Published in General News
Thursday, 07 December 2017 07:55

Rabbit virus killing them in Aussie

A new strain of the rabbit haemorrhagic disease (calicivirus) is working as well as hoped since its release in Australia last autumn.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:55

Rabbits will face the chop next autumn

The planned release of a new strain of the rabbit calicivirus appears back on track for next autumn after missing a previous opportunity.

Published in General News
Saturday, 08 April 2017 08:55

Rabbit virus delay will hurt

Rabbit-plagued farmers are disappointed that bureaucracy has held up the anticipated release of a new strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (calicivirus).

Published in General News
Friday, 24 February 2017 13:55

War on rabbits takes next step

New Zealand is about to open a new front in the war on rabbits with the expected release of a new strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease, or calicivirus.

Published in Management
Thursday, 17 March 2016 17:07

New virus for rabbit control

A new strain of virus could help New Zealand farmers slash rabbit numbers by up to 30%, says Landcare Research.

Published in General News

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In a follow-up to this old mutt’s piece two issues ago about Fonterra directors getting to grips with the co-op’s…


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