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Virkon Tablets

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Manufacturer: Vétoquinol

SOLUBLE EFFERVESCENT TABLETS

DISINFECTANT/CLEANER

Virucide Bactericide Fungicide Deodorant

READ THE LABEL AND LEAFLET BEFORE USING

Non corrosive germicide for cleaning and disinfection in veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and of non-critical medical devices.

GUARANTEE/ACTIVE INGREDIENT:

Potassium monopersulphate

21.4% W/W

DIN 02253917

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

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® 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. The readily soluble effervescent tablet fully dissolve in lukewarm water in 3 to 4 minutes 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 GENERAL USE:

CAUTION: animals must be removed from the immediate area during disinfection.

For cleaning and disinfection of surfaces, equipments and non-critical medical devices:

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 instruments or 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). For delicate medical devices (i.e. stethoscope, etc.), remove all organic material by cleaning and then thoroughly spray the device with a 1% W/V solution of Virkon® and allow 10 minutes of contact time before wiping. Rinse with potable water equipment to be in contact with food. Do not re-use a solution in which contaminated material has been soaked. The solution is stable for 7 days at room temperature.

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.

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

DILUTION INSTRUCTIONS

Dilution Rate Required (W/V)

Quantity of Disinfectant Solution Required

3.0 %

2.0 %

1.0 %

0.5 %

Quantity of Virkon® Required

3 tabs

2 tabs

1 tab

 

500 mL

6 tabs

4 tabs

2 tabs

1 tab

1 Litre

12 tabs

8 tabs

4 tabs

2 tabs

2 Litres

1. Select the quantity of disinfectant solution required. 2. Choose appropriate dilution rate. 3. Add the number or Virkon® Tablets to warm water.

Precautions

Keep out of reach of children. May be harmful if swallowed. Do not mix with other chemicals.

Storage

Store between 15 °C and 25 °C in a dry place in tightly sealed containers. The pack contains a desiccant sachet which must be retained during storage.

Presentation

Jar of 50 tablets of 5 grams each.

TABLE 1: Microorganisms for which a dilution rate of Virkon® 0.5 to 3% W/V or a contact time > 10 minutes are required.

Microorganism

Effective dilution

Contact Time Required (min.)

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

Contact time

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 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

Contact time

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 haemolytica

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) equigenitalis

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

Contact Time Required (min.)

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

Antec International Limited - A DuPont Company, Windham Road, Chilton Industrial Estate, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2XD UK

Tel.: + 44 (0) 1787 377305

Fax: + 44 (0) 1787 310846

E-mail: biosecurity@gbr.dupont.com

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

Virkon®

Trademark of Antec International - A DuPont Company (England)

Code 25390A

net contents:

Code

 

50

11823

1009, 25390A

NAC No.: 12341695

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
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Virkon Tablets information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the Canadian product label or package insert.

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