Vanodine V-18  Dilution Rates and Specific Uses

Fam30 concentrate should be reduced by one third for small animals

Dilution Rates for most common uses (refer to Pathogen list for precise dilutions for specific diseases):

                                                V-18                                                        FAM 30

Drinking Water 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon per gallon of water 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon 1:1500 / 1:2000
Nose, Eye and Open Wound Spray 1 teaspoon per gallon 3/4 teaspoon 1:1000
Aerial Disinfecting 2-1/4 teaspoons per gallon 1-1/2 teaspoon 1:500
General Disinfecting 4-1/2 teaspoons per gallon 3 teaspoons 1:250
Foot Bathes 3-3/4 TABLESPOONS per gallon 2-1/2 TABLESPOONS 1:100
  1 teaspoon = 5cc = 5mL    
  3 teaspoons = 1 Tablespoon    
  1 Tablespoon = 15cc = 15mL = 1/2 ounce    
  2 Tablespoons = 30cc = 30 mL = 1 oz    
  128 oz. = 1 gallon    
  1 to 128 = 1 oz to 1 gallon    

The following recommended applications are never intended to replace the advice of your Veterinarian only represent our experience over the last ten years using Vanodine products.


TO PREVENT DISEASE: (clearly easier and more effective than treating Disease)

Spray cages weekly with a General Disinfecting solution weekly.

Clean crocks, water containers and feeders weekly with General Disinfecting Solution

Treat automatic water lines, bottles or crocks monthly with Drinking Water solution

Spray show carriers and coops before and after each use with General Disinfecting solution

Lightly mist rabbits feet and fur with Nose, Eye and Open Wound Spray solution when removed from judging table.

Disinfect nest boxes with General Disinfecting solution and allow to dry before each use.


Respiratory infections can be caused by any number of things including allergies, bacteria, virus or fungal infections. Rabbits housed inside building where ventilation is restricted are more suseptible to these types of infections. Vanodine has such a broad spectrum of effectiveness that there are few pathogens that it cannot handle safely and effectively but increased ventilation will help keep the problem from recurring. The key is to be consistent and complete with your disinfecting. It won't work if you don't use it!

Nasal cultures are clearly the best way to identify the exact pathogen responsible for the infection and should be obtained whenever possible. While waiting for the results or if the culture is not possible to have done, the following treatment can be initiated:

Isolate all infected or suspect stock from the rest of the herd.

Disinfect all cages, crocks, water lines, water bottles and feeders with General Disinfecting solution where the animal was moved from and the area moved into.

Offer Drinking Water as sole source of water for 1 week.

Put Nose, Eye and Open Wound Spray solution in a spray bottle and spray up the nose 1 to 2 times a day. Don't be alarmed by a lot of sneezing and large amounts of mucous being expelled for the first 2 or 3 days. If rabbits continue expelling white, yellow or green mucous you should consider using injectable antibiotic therapy in conjunction with Vanodine. My personal preference is to use Penicillin with Benzathene (Dura-Pen, Pen BP, or Combiotic) but you should consult your veterinarian.  Treating the rabbit without treating the surroundings is like giving a dog a flea bath and returning it to a flea infested yard.  So treat the illness is the appropriate drug and kill the pathogens around the animal with Vanodine.

Remember that rabbits with respiratory infections may have picked up a a one-time@ bug or they may have a genetic predisposition to immune systems disorders. It is a good idea to keep a close eye on these animals and be sure to disinfect their cages weekly.


Vanodine is especially helpful in treating fungal infections air borne from misting systems, air conditioners or swamp coolers.

Treat swamp cooler water with Aerial Disinfecting solution every 3 days or until water loses color.

Mist rabbits fur with Nose, Eye and Open Wound Spray solution taking special care to cover any places on feet or tail areas with missing fur. Check ear tops for ragged fur edges which are caused by fungus.

Mist the air daily for indoor housing using Aerial Disinfecting solution.

RINGWORM can also be treated very effectively with twice daily spray using Nose, Eye and Open Wound Spray solution.

ABSCESSED WOUNDS caused by chinning rough surfaces or fighting can be disinfected with Vanodine.

If an abscess is just developing and is hard to the touch it can sometimes be brought to a head for draining with warm compresses using Nose, Eye and Open Wound Spray solution in warm water but typically will require injectable antibiotic therapy to bring it to a head. If you have never drained an abscess it should not be attempted without a veterinarian's direction.

Once the abscess is soft to the touch it can be drained with a large incision. The key to proper healing is to keep the inciscion open and clean to allow it to heal from the inside. If the area is allowed to scab over it is likely to trap bacteria inside and start the process over again. Trimming fur well back from the area and spraying the open wound twice daily with Vanodine solution will heal these wounds very effectively.


Sore hocks caused by poor fur covering on feet, especially in large breeds can lead to bleeding and abscesses. Daily spray of Vanodine to tender feet and disinfecting resting boards daily will prevent the foot from becoming reinfected.   A towel soaked with Vanodine will offer continued disinfecting and a cushion area to ease the pain but must be replaced frequently if it becomes urine soaked or feces soiled.