Do Rescue™ Disinfectants kill Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV-2)?

Rescue™ Disinfectants have been tested and proven effective against Caliciviruses, the same family of viruses as Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV-2).

RHDv-2 belongs to the Caliciviridae family of viruses. Rescue™ Concentrate and RTU/Wipes have a label claim against Feline Calicivirus, which also belongs to the Caliciviridae family. Rescue™ also has demonstrated efficacy against a range of other hard-to-kill non-enveloped viruses. For this reason, we would expect efficacy against RHDv-2 as well.

For the Rescue™ Concentrate we recommend the 1:16 dilution with a 5-minute contact time, and with the Rescue™ Ready-to-Use or Wipes, we recommend a 5-minute contact time (amount of time the solution should remain visibly wet on the surface in order to guarantee disinfection).

Below is a guidance document from the House Rabbit Society which provides recommendations for shelters and rescue facilities in light of emerging RHDv-2. The guideline includes Rescue™ as an appropriate disinfectant for use against RHDv-2. Please see below for the full document: