THE ULTIMATE BROAD SPECTRUM
Powerful - independently proven effective against
all virus families affecting man and animals
Friendly - to man, animals and the environment
Complete control - aerial, surface and water
Unique product - patented in over 20 countries and used worldwide.
The most proven livestock disinfectant in the world.
Fast acting- 1% solution independently proven to kill bacteria and fungi in less than 5 minutes and parvovirus in less than 10 minutes.
Independently proven effective on porous surfaces such as wood, against organic challenge, in hard water and at low temperature.
High levels of surfactancy with acidic and oxidising power provide superior destruction of biofilms.
UK MAFF approved at exceptionally high dilutions:-
Foot & Mouth Disease 1:1300 and General Orders 1:120
Swine Vesicular Disease 1:200, Diseases of Poultry Order 1:280.
Friendly and Convenient
Friendly to man, animals and the environment.
Non-tainting, no environmental residue problems, of exceptionally low toxicity.
A powder for easy storage and transportation and accurate dilution - readily soluble in tepid water.
Complete control - aerial, surface and water system disinfectant.
Can be applied to surfaces and equipment to clean and disinfect in a one step operation - passes AOAC detergent sanitizer test at 1:200 dilution.
Suitable for use in all types of poultry and animal housing, fish farms, greenhouses and veterinary surgeries.
CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
COMPOSITION: A balanced, stabilised blend of peroxygen compounds, surfactant, organic acids, and an inorganic buffer system.
APPEARANCE: Pink/grey powder (yellow/orange in US). ODOUR: Faint lemon odour.
ACTIVITY: Strong oxidising system.
STABILITY: Powder: 2.3% average loss of initial activity after 36 months at 20?C. 1% solution: 10% loss of initial activity after 7 days in 350ppm hard water.
SOLUBILITY: Readily soluble in tepid water giving a clear pink solution (yellow in US).
CORROSIVITY: No corrosive effects on mild or stainless steel when used as directed.
HYDROGEN ION CONCENTRATION: 1% solution - pH2.6.
Ecotoxity: "Non toxic" according to EU standards for soil toxicity; lower aquatic toxicity than peracetic acid and will not present a threat to sewage treatment facilities when used as directed. Water Research Council UK.
Environmental effect: "In the dilution normally encountered all of the Virkon S ingredients are either decomposed and/or biodegraded and are comparatively harmless. The triple salt of potassium monopersulphate will decompose into harmless by-products. In the aqueous environment the product will eventually degrade and should pose no problem to sewage treatment processes" Anglian Water, August 1994
Biochemical Oxygen Demand: In a 5 day Biochemical Oxygen Demand test carried out by Anglian Water a 1% solution of Virkon S (subsequently diluted to a level typically found in effluent streams) did not inhibit the BOD test. From this it can be concluded that Virkon S was degradable under the conditions of test and as such would not afffect the functioning of sewage treatment plants.
Biodegradability: Virkon S consists mainly of inorganic salts which decompose into harmless by-products. The surfactant is a salt of a straight chain alkyl benzene sulphonate complying with EEC directive 82/243, giving more than 90% biodegradibility under OECD test conditions.
Exposure: No occupational exposure limits are specified for Virkon S components according to the requirements laid down in Health and Safety Executive Guidance Note EH 40/95 under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, (COSHH) Regulations, 1994.
Irritancy: At 1% in use dilution Virkon S is classified as:- Non-irritant to skin, Non-irritant to eyes, when tested according to EU Directive 67/548/EEC.
VIRKON: This product is mentioned in almost every British Budgie publication printed. It is used extensively in the poultry industry as it has proven effective against 18 separate virus families which effect man and animals. Virkon has a proven efficiency against 61 strains of virus, 397 strains of bacteria, 45 strains of fungus and 6 strains of spores! It even kills the bacteria which make methane from feces so it can also be used to keep your aviary smelling clean and fresh. Virkon is a 1-step cleaning and disinfecting agent which is easily applied and mixed. Just add powder to water in the required dilution and spray onto the desired areas. It can even be used - in the proper diluted state - for drinking water sanitization.
50 gms for a .2% solution makes 25 litres.
a: has no limit on exposure time
b: is a safe product
c: is non corrosive & chlorine-free
d: destroys bacteria & viruses on wood surfaces
Review the following pages which list a few of the diseases only Virkon will eradicate quickly. Then; decide if your aviary can be without this product.