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Poor thing. There are lots around here at the moment.
16th Jun 2005, 15:04   | tags:,,,,,

daz says:

What's Myxy?

*trots off to query*

16th Jun 2005, 15:07

beth says:


16th Jun 2005, 15:21

Euphro says:

Myxy is short for myxymatosis, an unpleasant disease introduced to control rabbits in the 1950's as far as I can find out. Rabbits go blind in one or both eyes, with horrible swelling, before they die. There is no known vaccine or cure.

16th Jun 2005, 15:24

Groovicron says:

I saw one once, just sat there shaking. Very disturbing.

16th Jun 2005, 15:36

Euphro says:

We have a lot of them at the moment, all around the site. You find yourself getting close up to a rabbit going "aww, there's a little bunn... oh!"

16th Jun 2005, 15:43

mat says:

*loads gun*

Did someone say bunny? The blind ones are easier to stalk (and I feel much better about killing them before they die horribly)

16th Jun 2005, 15:46

daz says:


I've never heard of that disease around here, but some page I found on Google said that it was spread to Britain from France, so it shouldn't be unknown here.

Horrible disease, poor bunnies. :(

16th Jun 2005, 15:57

Gav(llywelyn_ap_gruffudd-at-hotmail-dot-com) says:

I have taken it upon myself as a falconer to dispatch any myxy ridden rabbits I find, so as to ensure a quick, merciful death for them.
Trust the French to invent a cowardly disease like this!!!!!

5th Sep 2006, 19:08

paintist says:

truly they almost seem to beg dogs ot finish them off around these parts, its a horrible horrible disease :-(

5th Sep 2006, 19:14

hildegard says:

Very horrible indeed but myxie's just bunny pox. Originated in Brazil. Not invented by anyone. Cold winters help keep the disease in check.
It was first deliberately used to control rabbits in Australia & from there imported to France. It spread through europe via fleas, not deliberate introduction.
Rabbits, on the other hand, :were: deliberately introduced to the UK by the french...

5th Sep 2006, 19:24

poor myxy rabbits! the uni has loads of them they are easyer to catch when they have myxy. 4 years ago they were fast now they are too slow and no fun to chase

5th Sep 2006, 19:34

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