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:
You may also find these resources useful:
- Cleaning and Disinfection Protocol for Non-Enveloped Viruses
- Rescue Concentrate Claim Sheet
- Rescue Ready-to-Use Liquid Claim Sheet
- Rescue Wipes Claim Sheet
- Understand the importance of disinfectants and how they impact your patients and staff: Virox Learning
- Cleaning and Disinfection Protocol for Cages and Kennels
- Cleaning and Disinfection Protocol for Exam Rooms
- Keep It Clean Brochure- Infection Control and Biosecurity in Veterinary Medicine
- Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters
Video: How to use Rescue Concentrate
Video: How to use Rescue Ready to Use Liquid
Video: How to use Rescue Wipes