Virkon S Disinfectant is DEFRA Approved Disinfectant that is used for livestock & poultry disease prevention and control. Virkon S is now marketed as Lanxess (formerly known as DuPont) and prevents the spread of diseases such as foot & mouth, bird flu and other agricultural based infections.
Virkon S comes in a re-sealable container is a pink powder that is added to water to make a disinfectant solution. The standard dilution is 1%.
Virkon S Disinfectant Benefits:
Outstanding virucidal properties
Suitable for organic farming
Ideal foot dip disinfectant
Used to disinfect surfaces, equipment and water systems
No need for disinfectant rotation
Not classified as hazardous for transport
Virkon S Defra Approvals:
Foot & Mouth Disease: 1g in 1300ml of water
Swine Vesicular Disease: 1g in 100ml of water
Diseases of Poultry: 1g in 280ml of water
General orders: 1g in 100ml of water
Surface disinfection: Routine disinfection for all surfaces, earth, wood, and concrete. Use a 1:100 dilution (10g of Virkon S for every litre of water). Apply via a pressure washer or other mechanical sprayer, apply Virkon S solution at an application rate of 300ml/m2.
Equipment disinfection: Routine cleaning and disinfection of movable farm equipment. Use a 1:100 dilution (10g of Virkon S for every litre of water). Apply using a brush or pressure washer, wash all equipment in Virkon S solution until visibly clean.
Water system: Terminal disinfection 1:100 to 1:200. Continuous disinfection 1:1000.
Foot dips: Routine disinfection of footwear. Use a 1:100 dilution (10g of Virkon S for every litre of water). Replace solution once it has either become soiled or after 4-5 days.
Did you know that DuPont Virkon S has been re-branded to Lanxess Virkon S? Don’t worry, everything is the same apart from the label.
Download the safety sheet here: virkon-s-sds