In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The rabbit disease myxomatosis had finally reached the area, with an outbreak on the moors above Settle.
- A potential solution to the rabbit problem was found, in the form of a virus that causes a rabbit disease called myxomatosis.
- The club noted that the red squirrel was an increasingly rare sight but no-one had spotted a grey squirrel and the arrival of the rabbit disease myxomatosis in the area had not been noticed.
- Owners of pet and show rabbits were advised to have their animals inoculated against myxomatosis or cover their hutches with buttered muslin.
- That arose because myxomatosis is a pox virus disease.
- The success of myxomatosis in controlling rabbit numbers brought new public prestige, and a detailed program of wool research was undertaken.
- Before myxomatosis, rabbit stews and pies were everyday fare in Britain.
- The situation has become so dire that some of Bedfordshire's farmers are calling for the reintroduction of myxomatosis.
- It seemed only a matter of time before the ‘grim’ disease of myxomatosis struck Craven.
- As the weather gets warmer the fatal disease myxomatosis spreads faster.
- We know that germs develop an immunity to antibiotics, insects develop resistance to insecticides, rabbits develop resistance to myxomatosis.
- Before the onslaught of myxomatosis in the 1970s, rabbit was a common cheap food source used by all classes.
- The problem could arise if this population suddenly vanished, as it has done in the past due to myxomatosis.
- The country people were shunning the fruit because flies, which settled on dead rabbits with myxomatosis, also alighted on brambles.
- It worked well with myxomatosis on rabbits, and cactoblastis on prickly pears.
- The outbreak of myxomatosis was in full swing after arriving in Craven.
- There is a vaccine available for myxomatosis, which can be given from six weeks of age.
- We get a lot of calls asking if we can home unwanted bunnies, but we can't, partly because of the dangers of disease, such as myxomatosis, to our own.
- He only ever caught one blind old rabbit its eyes clouded over with myxomatosis.
- At the moment in the country we are hearing reports of myxomatosis among rabbits.
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