Virkon manufacturers a range of disenfectants for farm and yard use. The Virkon S is a DEFRA approved broad spectrum virucidal disinfectant which is designed for surface, equipment, water and ariel disinfection making it ideal for stable yards, horse boxes, tack rooms and also riding equipment cleaning and disinfection. Handy tablets disolve in water to makes up 500ml of ready to use disinfectant.
Virkon® S is the famous pink formulation that provides convenient, fast-acting disinfection for surfaces, equipment, vehicles, aerial disinfection, and water delivery systems.
As stated on their website, “Virkon™ S is the breakthrough disinfectant formulation that defines on farm biosecurity. With powerful, proven performance against over 500 strains of viruses, bacteria and fungi including Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Avian Influenza, Salmonella and Campylobacter, Virkon™ S is selected by governments worldwide for Emergency Disease Control.
Leading the way forward in best practice biosecurity programmes, Virkon™ S provides a wide range of applications to commercial livestock producers, veterinary hospitals and farmers.”
Here are some of reasons Virkon® S has become one of the world’s leading disinfection products:
* It provides advanced biosecurity for poultry production, swine production, and aquaculture.
* It is suitable for use in veterinary practices, catteries, and kennels for contaminated surfaces, bedding, feeding bowls, and drinkers.
* It ensures the implementation of best hygiene practices for surfaces and equipment in buildings such as greenhouses and food storage facilities.
Added to the above, “A unique field study carried out by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Centres for Epidemiology and Animal Health confirmed that Virkon™ S is 100% effective in eradicating exotic Newcastle Disease virus and the research team concluded that the need for costly sentinel bird placement was eliminated.”
Further information about Virkon® S can be found here: