Monitoring effect of K5 and effectiveness of Cylap vaccine

Gary Stephenson made this Official Information request to Ministry for Primary Industries

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From: Gary Stephenson

Dear Ministry for Primary Industries,

If the release of K5 proceeds, what plans have or will be formulated to monitor the deaths of Pet Rabbits to evaluate the claimed efficacy of the Cylap vaccine.

Are tests available to determine if a pet rabbit died of V351 or the K5 strain.

What public notification will be put in place to advise rabbit owners of what to do if a vaccinated pet rabbit dies.

Who will cover the cost of the testing if a vaccinated rabbit dies of the K5 virus.

What recovery plans are in place to:-
1) provide a vaccine to protect valuable pet rabbits
2) contain and eradicate the K5 virus
if the Cylap vaccine does not work as stated in the application that may approve its release, due to the failure of the pilot study?

Yours faithfully,

Gary Stephenson

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Ministry for Primary Industries

Dear Gary,

Thank you for your official information request as below.

Your request will be considered and an answer provided in accordance with the requirements of the Official Information Act 1982.

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Ngā mihi,

Francesca Ancillotti | Ministerial Support Officer
Ministerials & Business Support | Office of the Director-General
Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua
Telephone: (04) 830 1726 | Web: Ministerials Kotahi Page or

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From: Alastair Gilby
Ministry for Primary Industries

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Dear Gary Stephenson,


On behalf of Geoff Gwyn Director Readiness and Response Services please
find a response to your official information requests attached.





Alastair Gilby | Adviser – Official Information Act
Office of the Director-General | Ministerials and Business Support
Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatû Ahu Matua | Pastoral House 25
The Terrace | PO Box 2526 | Wellington 6140
New Zealand
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