No rabbits at the San Juan County Fair this year

  • Tue Jul 30th, 2019 10:00am
  • News

Submitted by San Juan County Parks & Fair

We are sad to hear the news that there has been a confirmed case of the rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 on Orcas Island. Due to the fatal and extremely contagious nature of the disease, we have been advised by the Washington State Veterinarian, Amber Itle, that we should not hold a rabbit show at the San Juan County Fair this year.

The WSDA press release can be found here: https://agr.wa.gov/about-wsda/news-and-media-relations/news-releases?article=26243.

For more information about RHDV2, and ways you can protect your animals, please visit http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Factsheets/pdfs/rabbit_hemorrhagic_disease.pdf.

It is important to note that RHD poses no risk to human health or other animals.

Note: The Open Division Cavy show will still be held.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Rigg, Open Rabbit/Cavy superintendent, at 360-378-7480 or jenn@loeashirts.com.