Virkon Disinfectant/Cleaner P.W.S. Virucide (Canada)

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Virkon Disinfectant/Cleaner P.W.S. Virucide

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Vétoquinol

Bactericide: Staphylocide, pseudomacide, salmonellacide

Fungicide: Aspergillocide, trychophytonicide

DEODORANT

DANGER: EYE AND SKIN IRRITANT

READ THE LABEL AND LEAFLET BEFORE USING

DIN 02125021

CAUTION - POISON

Non corrosive germicide for cleaning and disinfection of agricultural buildings such as dairy barns, horse barns, piggeries, poultry houses, shelter sheds and other types of livestock buildings. Also for use in veterinary hospitals and food processing plants.

INDUSTRIAL

GUARANTEE/ACTIVE INGREDIENT:

Potassium monopersulfate

21.4% W/W

Description

Virkon® is a disinfectant, possessing wide spectrum virucidal (Table 2), bactericidal (Table 3) and fungicidal (Table 4) activity. The effectiveness of Virkon® is further enhanced by its excellent detergent properties, so that clean disease-free surfaces can be achieved. Virkon® is unique in its composition. Its activity is based on a buffered synergized acid peroxygen system containing a high percentage of surfactant. Virkon® can be used on all surfaces and in all situations. Once diluted in a 1% solution, Virkon® is of low toxicity, non-tainting, and non-irritant. Because of its high detergency and mode of action, Virkon® can be used in an exceptional variety of situations for effective cleaning and virucidal disinfection in a single operation. Virkon® can be applied manually or through all types of cleaning and spraying equipment. Readily soluble in lukewarm water giving a clear pink solution. Virkon® consists mainly of inorganic salts.

Detergent Sanitizer

Virkon® passes the AOAC germicidal and detergent sanitizer test at a concentration of 0.5% (1:200).

Directions For Use

Virkon Disinfectant/Cleaner P.W.S. Virucide Caution

In agricultural buildings: animals must be removed from the premise during disinfection. In food processing plants: for food contact surfaces, rinse thoroughly with potable water after disinfection.

1. FOR CLEANING AND DISINFECTION OF SURFACES AND EQUIPMENT:

In agricultural buildings

Remove all animals from premises. Remove all litter and manure from floors, walls, and other surfaces of barns and equipment. Brush and blow dust from fans, motors, louvers and electrical equipment. For terminal cleaning and disinfection, saturate all surfaces with a 1% w/v solution of Virkon®, using a pressure washer or a fogger. Virkon® should remain in contact with the surface to be disinfected for at least 10 minutes. Scrub heavily soiled utensils and soak in a 1% w/v solution of Virkon® for 10 minutes (do not exceed 30 minutes for metal objects).

In veterinary hospitals

Remove heavy soil deposits then thoroughly wet surfaces to be disinfected with a 1% w/v solution of Virkon®, using a mop, sponge or cloth, as well as by spraying. A minimum contact time of 10 minutes is required. For laboratory equipment and bowls, scrub heavily soiled utensils and soak in a 1% w/v solution of Virkon® for a minimum of 10 minutes (do not exceed 30 minutes for metal objects).

IMPORTANT NOTE: In animal premises where there has been a disease outbreak and/or the mortality/morbidity rates are higher than normal and the causative agent has been determined by a pathology laboratory to be one of those listed in Table 1, the contact time/dilution rate indicated should be used.

In food processing plants

Remove all debris and other deposits from surfaces. Then, thoroughly wet surfaces to be disinfected with a 1% w/v solution of Virkon®, using a mop, sponge or cloth, as well as by spraying. A minimum contact time of 10 minutes is required. For food contact surfaces, rinse thoroughly with potable water after treatment with Virkon®.

For a complete listing of microorganisms against which Virkon® is effective, refer to the Efficacy charts 2, 3 and 4.

2. FOR AERIAL DISINFECTION:

To replace dangerous and ineffective formalin fumigation in empty farm buildings and veterinary hospitals. Shutdown the ventilation system during the disinfection. Use a mechanical fogging machine as part of terminal disinfection routine with a 1% w/v solution of Virkon®. Apply at a rate of one litre of solution per 100 m3 with particle size not exceeding 70 microns in order to get a minimal contact time of 10 minutes with microorganisms in the air. Leave the room during the fogging. Users and animals may re-enter the treated area once the fog has dispersed. No rinsing is required after fogging.

3. SANITIZING DRINKING WATER SYSTEM:

For sanitizing drinking water system at terminal clean out, use a 1.0% w/v solution of Virkon®. Dose header tank and drain system. Wait at least 10 minutes before draining again.

DILUTION INSTRUCTIONS

Dilution rate required (w/v)

Quantity of disinfectant solution required

3.0%

2.0%

1.0%

0.5%

0.2%

Quantity of Virkon® required

30 g

20 g

10 g

5 g

2 g

1 Litre

150 g

100 g

50 g

25 g

10 g

5 Litres

300 g

200 g

100 g

50 g

20 g

10 Litres

750 g

500 g

250 g

125 g

50 g

25 Litres

1) Select the quantity of disinfectant solution required.

2) Choose appropriate dilution rate.

3) Measure out the amount of Virkon® indicated using the graduated measuring scoop provided.

4) Add Virkon® to warm water and stir.

There is a 20% loss of activity of 1% solutions of Virkon® after 14 days in 350 ppm hard water.

HEALTH AND SAFETY: FIRE HAZARD: NON-FLAMMABLE

Precautions

Keep out of reach of children. Powder irritating to eyes, skin and mucous membranes. May be harmful if swallowed or inhaled. Do not get powder in eyes. Avoid contact of powder with skin. Handle in such a way as to minimize dust release. Do not mix with other chemicals. When mixing the solution, wear goggles, chemical-resistant gloves, and a mask. It is recommended that workers wear overalls, goggles and a mask when applying Virkon® solution with a hand-held fogger or a pressure washer.

DISPOSAL

1) Rinse the emptied container thoroughly and add the rinsings to treatment site.

2) Follow provincial instructions for any required additional cleaning of the container prior to its disposal.

3) Make the empty container unsuitable for further use.

4) Dispose of the container in accordance with provincial requirements.

5) For information on the disposal of unused, unwanted product and the cleanup of spills, contact the Provincial Regulatory Agency or the Manufacturer.

First Aid

Eyes: Irrigate with plenty of water.

Skin: When in powder, remove contaminated clothing. Wash with soap and water. Not hazardous when in solution.

Ingestion: When in powder, wash mouth with plenty of water. Drink plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical advice. If in solution, rinse mouth out with water.

Inhalation: When in powder, if symptoms of coughing, choking, wheezing are troublesome, remove to fresh air and seek medical advice.

Storage

Store between 15°C and 25°C in a dry place in tightly sealed containers.

Presentation

Pouch of 50 g, Bottle of 500 g, Pail of 5 kg and 10 kg.

Manufactured for: Vétoquinol N.-A. Inc., 2000, ch. Georges, Lavaltrie, QC Canada J5T 3S5

Virkon® is a trademark of Antec International - A DuPont Company

Table 1:

Micoorganisms for which a dilution rate of Virkon® >1% w/v or a contact time >10 minutes are required.

Microorganism

Effective Dilution of Virkon®

Contact Time Required (minutes)

Test Method

Aspergillus fumigatus

3%

10

AOAC Fungicidal Test

Bovine Papilloma Virus

1%

30

VLA, UK Method

Dermatophilus congolensis

2%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Fusarium moniloforme

2%

10

AOAC*

PRRS Virus

0.5%

30

VLA, UK Method

Salmonella enteritidis

2%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Trichophyton mentagrophytes

2%

10

AOAC*

* Modification of AOAC Fungicidal Test

Table 2:

Viruses for which a 1% w/v dilution rate of Virkon® and a contact time of 10 minutes are known to be effective.

Viruses

Effective dilution of Virkon®

Contact time required (minutes)

Test method

Avian Infectious Bronchitis Virus

1%

10

AOAC*

Avian Influenza Virus

1%

10

AOAC*

Avian Laryngotracheitis Virus

1%

10

AOAC*

Bovine Adenovirus Type 4

1%

10

EPA Method

Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) Pestivirus

1%

10

EPA Method

Calf Rotavirus

1%

10

EPA Method

Canine Parvovirus

1%

10

EPA Method

Duck Adenovirus

1%

10

EPA Method

Equine Arteritis Virus

1%

10

EPA Method

Equine Herpes Virus Type 1

1%

10

EPA Method

Equine Herpes Virus Type 3

1%

10

EPA Method

Equine Influenza Virus Type A

1%

10

EPA Method

Feline Calicivirus

1%

10

EPA Method

Feline Panleukopenia Virus

1%

10

EPA Method

Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus

1%

10

EPA Method

Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis Virus

1%

10

EPA Method

Infectious Bronchitis Virus

1%

10

AOAC*

Infectious Bursal Disease (Gumboro) Virus

1%

10

AOAC*

Infectious Canine Hepatitis Adenovirus

1%

10

EPA Method

Newcastle Disease Virus

1%

10

AOAC*

Parainfluenza Virus

1%

10

EPA Method

Parvovirus

1%

10

EPA Method

Pseudorabies Virus

1%

10

EPA Method

Simian Virus 40 (SV40)

1%

10

EPA Method

TGE-Coronavirus

1%

10

EPA Method

Turkey Herpes Virus

1%

10

EPA Method

* Modification of the AOAC Germicidal Spray Test

Table 3:

Bacteria for which a 1% w/v dilution rate of Virkon® and a contact time of 10 minutes are known to be effective.

Bacteria

Effective dilution of Virkon®

Contact time required (minutes)

Test method

Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae

1%

10

AOAC*

Bordetella avium (Alcaligenes faecalis)

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Bordetella bronchiseptica

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Brucella abortus

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Helicobacter pylori (Campylobacter pyloridis)

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Campylobacter jejuni

1%

10

AOAC*

Chlamydia psittaci

1%

10

EPA Method

Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Escherichia coli

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Haemophilus somnus

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Klebsiella pneumoniae

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Listeria monocytogenes

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Moraxella bovis

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Mycoplasma gallisepticum

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Pasteurella hemolytica

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Pasteurella multocida

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Salmonella choleraesuis

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Salmonella typhimurium

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Serpulina (Treponema) hyodysenteriae

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Shigella sonnei

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Staphylococcus aureus

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Staphylococcus epidermidis

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Streptococcus equi

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Streptococcus suis

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Haemophilus (Taylorella) equigenitali

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

*Modification of the AOAC Use Dilution Test

Table 4: Fungi for which a maximum 1% w/v dilution rate of Virkon® and a contact time of 10 minutes are known to be effective.

Fungi

Effective dilution of Virkon®

Contact time required (minutes)

Test method

Candida albicans

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Microsporum canis

0.5%

10

MHW Guideline, Japan

Trichophyton verrucosum

0.5%

10

MHW Guideline, Japan

* Modification of AOAC Fungicidal Test

A00964656/VirkS/IFU/Vetoquinol,Canada/06.11/K

NET CONTENTS:

Code:

 

50 x 50 g

02353001

03.05

500 g

01111

03.05

5 kg

02353000

03.05

10 kg

993530

08.11

NAC No.: 1234168.5

VÉTOQUINOL N.-A. INC.
Commercial Division

2000, CHEMIN GEORGES, LAVALTRIE, QC, J5T 3S5
Telephone:   450-586-2252
Order Desk:   800-363-1700
Fax:   450-586-4649
Website:   www.vetoquinol.ca
Email:   info@vetoquinol.ca
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