Formaline (Canada)This page contains information on Formaline for veterinary use.
The information provided typically includes the following:
- Formaline Indications
- Warnings and cautions for Formaline
- Direction and dosage information for Formaline
FormalineThis treatment applies to the following species:
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KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Formaline is a general disinfectant and fumigating solution for the disinfection of premises used in animal production. When potassium permanganate is combined with Formaline, a reaction occurs whereby formaldehyde gas is released.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: GENERAL DISINFECTION: Formaline may be used as a general disinfectant in agricultural buildings (e.g. stables, pig houses, poultry houses, barns, etc.) and structures (e.g. outhouses, bathrooms, closets, etc.), as well as other places contaminated with molds and germs (e.g. refrigerators, ice boxes, etc.). It is highly recommended to clean out and disinfect animal premises at regular intervals. Remove all livestock, poultry, food and feeds from premises to be treated during disinfection. Pre-clean area to be treated thoroughly. Scrub or spray walls, floors and ceilings with a solution made by adding 250 mL of Formaline to 5 litres of water. Allow surfaces to air dry. For best results, the temperature of the area to be treated should be at least 18°C. The room should be closed for 24 hours, then ventilated for several hours before re-use. Ice boxes and refrigerators used to store meat, milk products, etc. pick up odours which contaminate other stored products. Mix 60 mL of Formaline to 5 litres of water and use this solution to wash or spray inside to eliminate unwanted odours. The solution should be in contact with the surfaces for a minimum of 10 minutes. Rinse surfaces with clean water and allow to dry before re-use.
FUMIGATION: General fumigation of animal premises is recommended. Remove all animals and clean the area to be treated thoroughly. To disinfect approximately 100 m3 of space, place 200 g of Potassium Permanganate in a glass jar and pour 1000 mL of Formaline over the Permanganate. Leave the room immediately. Keep the door closed for at least 24 hours, then ventilate for several hours before re-use. For best results, the temperature of the area to be treated should be at least 18°C with relative humidity of 70%.
PRECAUTIONS: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Formaldehyde causes irritation to eyes, skin, nose and throat. Do not breathe. Harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through skin. Avoid breathing spray mist. Avoid contact with mouth, skin or eyes. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Do not contaminate food, feed or water troughs. Wear suitable protective clothing (e.g. apron, coveralls, complete footwear, etc.), chemical resistant gloves (e.g. nitrile or butyl rubber) and face protection (e.g. face shield, goggles, mask, etc.) when handling the concentrate (i.e. mixing and loading) and during application of product. When applying product by spraying or fumigation method, wear chemical resistant respirator with organic vapour cartridge. Do not remain in treated areas. Ensure proper ventilation after sealed areas have been treated. Any treated surface or utensils that may contact food or feed products should be washed thoroughly with potable water after disinfection and before reuse. This product is toxic to fish and wildlife. Keep out of lakes, streams or ponds. Do not contaminate water by cleaning of equipment or surfaces, or by the disposal of wastes.
StorageStore in the original container in a dry, well-ventilated room. Store in a moderately warm place (above 15°C) and protect from freezing, excessive heat, sun or humidity. Do not contaminate food, feed or water by the storage and disposal of this product.
DisposalRinse the emptied container thoroughly and add the rinsings to the treatment site. Follow provincial instructions for any required cleaning of the container prior to its disposal. Make the empty container unsuitable for further use and dispose in accordance with provincial requirements. For information on the disposal of unused, unwanted product and the clean-up of spills, contact the provincial regulatory agency or the manufacturer.
This product contains 37% of formaldehyde and 12-15% of methanol.
CAUTION! Combustible liquid and vapour. Toxic. Corrosive. Possible reproductive and cancer hazard.
PrecautionsKeep away from sources of ignition. Do not breathe. Avoid breathing spray mist. Avoid contact with mouth, skin or eyes. Wear protective equipment during handling.
FIRST AID: If swallowed, dilute by drinking large quantities of water. Do not induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Call physician or Poison Control Centre immediately. If in eyes, flush with plenty of water for about 20-30 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists. If on skin, remove contaminated clothing and wash affected areas with soap and water during 20-30 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists. If inhaled, remove victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration, if indicated. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
Refer to MSDS
Vétoquinol N.-A. Inc., 2000, ch. Georges, Lavaltrie (QC) Canada J5T 3S5
NAC No.: 12341833
2000, CHEMIN GEORGES, LAVALTRIE, QC, J5T 3S5
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