January 24, 2022 

ARBA Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Policy


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September 30, 2021 

American Rabbit Breeders Association


Our colleagues at the USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics have issued emergency use authorization for end users to purchase the U.S. produced RHDV vaccine. If you have questions regarding the vaccine, please contact Medgene Labs, 1006 32nd Avenue, Brookings, South Dakota 57006, for details. gary@medgenelabs.com and/or Julia@medgenelabs.com ." 










December 20, 2021 

American Rabbit Breeders Association


Confirmed case of RHDV2 in Louisville, Kentucky area.


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September 28, 2021

American Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc.


 Domestic Rabbit Case of RHDv2 Confirmed in Ramsey County, Minnesota. A highly contagious disease confirmed in pet rabbit St. Paul, Minn. - Two Ramsey County indoor rabbits died suddenly and inexplicably earlier this month from a highly contagious rabbit disease detected for the first time in Minnesota. When the second rabbit died shortly after the first, the owner, a veterinarian, submitted it to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) to investigate the cause of death. The VDL described liver lesions and sent samples to the USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories, which confirmed Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2) last week. Read More Here

ARBA Rabbit Hemorrhagic Policy

June 15, 2020


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The Great D8!

Howdy, friends! Thank you for visiting the Official ARBA District 8 Website…The Great D8! Please take a few minutes to browse the various pages and the information provided.

The judges and registrars throughout D8 that have given their permission have their contact information listed. Show dates from across the District are listed. Show flyers for those shows that have provided them are included. Want to find out who your district/provincial representatives are? Their names and contact information may be found here. The D8 Web Team and I are working to obtain more items to include on this website.

I urge everyone to check back often to see what additional information has been added. Our goal is to keep this website current while also adding new items so that our members will want to visit often.

Friends, I am honored to serve the rabbit and cavy members of our District…Indiana, Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan, Ohio, and Ontario! Should you have a concern, I want to know about it. I may be reached by phone at 937-364-2133 or by email at havanaman@earthlink.net .

Enjoy our hobby!
Take care,
Terry Fender
District 8 Director