The Colorado State Veterinarian's Office distributed this communication to Colorado veterinarians on April 20, 2020. The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) in conjunction with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has confirmed a case of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2) in wild cottontail rabbits in Costilla County. This is the first confirmed case of RHDV2 in Colorado. On April 15th, CPW was notified of a report in Costilla County of several wild cottontails found dead. Three cottontail rabbits were collected and samples from these rabbits were sent to the Foreign Animal...
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