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every time these past few weeks while out on evening stroll with the lurchers,been picking quite afew rabbits young and old absolutely riddled with mxy virus, strange thing is a lot of places held hardly any rabbits all winter,really sad to see them horrible vile disease,caught a doe early this morning full of young full of it, whats it like in other parts of the country,at this rate I will be having another crap season come September,hows the vhd fairing another scourge to our sport.

 

 

 

 

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Didn't see any mixy down my way winter and not much bunnys either but I'm seeing them all the time now but look clear so far. Devon is where am 

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None hear yet and low number should slow the spread so fingers crossed what we have will be there come sept.

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been killing rabbits with myxy since January. numbers are very low around me yet they still get it. dog killed 6 in last two weeks in a place I wouldn't have thought there was 6 rabbits. forget rhd myxi is still the biggest killer. 

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Don't know about myx in our area but actually saw a real live rabbit the other day. Lol. Fckg amazing. Jok.

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No mixy and plenty of rabbits on all the perms that iv been to so far 🤞over winter and up to now, hope it stays that way  (yorkshire)

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5 minutes ago, big napper said:

No mixy and plenty of rabbits on all the perms that iv been to so far 🤞over winter and up to now, hope it stays that way  (yorkshire)

good luck hope you don't see any. any theory on why some places don't get it and others never free from it? 

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Cheers fred, no mate no idea but just to say on 2 places iv got that are running wick now with rabbits was bad with mixy 2 years ago but 6 months before that there was loads about

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I reintroduced them back to a few areas . Only moving bunnies late January to help keep disease down . Few plac3s doing real well last couple of years.  Got whacked with rhvd2 last week . Makes you wonder if it's worth it

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I think with mixi it goes in cycles, population rises rabbits get it survivors have an immunity and pass it on which protects new generation and causes population to rise then immunity weakens/virus mutates and mixi strikes again and so on. I had it very bad round me not this season just gone but season before and last season saw one mixi rabbit all year only but had devastated them the year previous. I reckon in another season or two it will strike again unfortunately. 

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8 minutes ago, bendrover said:

I reintroduced them back to a few areas . Only moving bunnies late January to help keep disease down . Few plac3s doing real well last couple of years.  Got whacked with rhvd2 last week . Makes you wonder if it's worth it

at least you are trying. no genuine people want to kill everything real hunting lads like you are giving something back 👍

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I can't understand the need to cull every rabbit.  Release in areas where they are sparse . But I advise doing it around towns and houses . Places the shooters can't whack them . Let there numbers get up . And introduce rabbits from totally different areas . It strengthens the gene pool 

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I saw the weirdest thing I have saw regarding mixy a fox walk past two feeding in a field not ten yards of just looked and carried on walking must of seen them or at least got scent 

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Put some pictures up of these young rabbits  with mixi what your dogs catch .??

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