Effectiveness of Rescue® in Reducing Parvovirus in the Environment

August 9, 2019

Audience: Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Investigator(s): Zoie Schaefer, Laurie Larson
Grant Amount: $5,500.00
Project Type: Summer Scholar
Project Status: Research Complete

Project Summary

This University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Scholar study aimed to assess the effectiveness of Rescue®, a product with accelerated hydrogen peroxide commonly used in shelters for mass disinfection, in reducing Parvovirus in the environment, in comparison to bleach. Results showed that bleach solutions were the most effective disinfectant, followed by a 3% hydrogen solution, and a 1:16 Rescue® solution. Lower concentration levels of Rescue® did not show significant reductions of Parvovirus.

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