Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Reported in Yellowstone County
February 17, 2021
Helena, Mont. – On February 5, 2021, the Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) received notification that four rabbits in Yellowstone County tested positive for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD). The disease has also been reported in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, California, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Wyoming, Florida, and New York.
The rabbits were found dead by a landowner and reported to regional Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP) staff. The rabbits were not wild, but instead appeared to be domestic rabbits that had previously been released in the area. Samples from the rabbits were...