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16% Dual-Quat

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16% Dual-quat

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Manufacturer: Vétoquinol USA

One-Step Germicidal Detergent And Deodorant

Epa Reg. No.


Active Ingredient(s)

Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride


n-Alkyl (C14 50%, C12 40%, C16 10%) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride


Inert Ingredients:




16% Dual-Quat Indications

A multi-purpose neutral pH, germicidal detergent and deodorant effective in hard water up to 400 ppm (calculated as CaCO3) in the presence of a moderate amount of soil (5% organic serum) according to the AOAC Use-dilution Test. Disinfects, cleans and deodorizes in one labor-saving step. Effective against the following pathogens: Pseudomonas aeruginosa1, Staphylococcus aureus1, Salmonella choleraesuis, Acinetobacter calcoaceticus, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Chlamydia psittaci, Enterobacter aerogenes, Enterobacter cloacae, Escherichia coli1, Fusobacterium necrophorum, Klebsiella pneumoniae1, Legionella pneumophila1, Listeria monocytogenes, Pasteurella multocida, Proteus mirabilis, Proteus vulgaris, Salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella typhi, Salmonella typhimurium, Serratia marcescens, Shigella flexneri, Shigella sonnei, Staphylococcus aureus, (methicillin resistant), Streptococcus epidermidis2, Streptococcus faecalis1, Streptococcus pyogenes, Enterococcus faecalis (Vancomycin resistant), *Adenovirus type 4, *Avian polyomavirus, *Canine distemper, *Feline leukemia, *Feline picornavirus, *Herpes simplex type 1, *Herpes simplex type 2, *HIV-1 (AIDS virus), *Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, *Infectious bronchitis (Avian IBV), *Influenza A/Hong Kong, *Pseudorabies, *Rabies, *Rubella (German Measles), *Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGE), *Vaccinia, *Respiratory Syncytial virus (RSV), Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans, Trichophyton mentagrophytes

1ATCC and antibiotic-resistant strain

2Antibiotic-resistant strain only

Disinfectant, Pseudomonacidal, Staphylocidal, Salmonellacidal, Bactericidal, Fungicidal, Mildewstatic, *Virucidal.

Directions For Use

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

This product is not to be used as a terminal sterilant/high level disinfectant on any surface or instrument that (1) is introduced directly into the human body, either into or in contact with the bloodstream or normally sterile areas of the body, or (2) contacts intact mucous membranes but which does not ordinarily penetrate the blood barrier or otherwise enter normally sterile areas of the body. This product may be used to preclean or decontaminate critical or semi-critical devices prior to sterilization or high-level disinfection.

General Use Directions: Recommended for use in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, colleges, commercial and industrial institutions, office buildings, veterinary clinics, animal life science laboratories, federally inspected meat and poultry establishments, equine farms, tack shops, pet shops, airports, kennels, hotels, motels, poultry farms, turkey farms, dairy farms, hog farms, breeding establishments, grooming establishments, and households. Disinfects, cleans, and deodorizes floors, walls, metal surfaces, stainless steel surfaces, glazed porcelain, plastic surfaces (such as polypropylene, polystyrene, etc.), and other hard, nonporous surfaces.

Application: Remove heavy soil deposits from surface. Then thoroughly wet surface with a solution of 1/2 ounce of the concentrate per gallon of water. The solution can be applied with a cloth, mop, sponge, or coarse spray or soaking. Let solution remain on surface for a minimum of 10 minutes. Rinse or allow to air dry. Rinsing of floors is not necessary unless they are to be waxed or polished. Food contact surfaces must be thoroughly rinsed with potable water. Prepare a fresh solution daily on more often if the solution becomes visibly dirty or diluted.

USDA: For use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants on all hard, nonporous surfaces in inedible product processing areas, nonprocessing areas, and/or exterior areas. All surfaces must be thoroughly rinsed with potable water. USDA: For use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants as a floor and wall cleaner for use in all departments. Food products and packaging material must be removed from the room or carefully protected. All surfaces must be thoroughly rinsed with potable water. USDA: For use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants as a disinfectant agent for use in all departments. Food products and packaging materials must be removed from the room or carefully protected. Use product in accordance with its label. All surfaces must be thoroughly rinsed with potable water.

Toilet Bowls: Swab bowl with brush to remove heavy soil prior to cleaning or disinfecting. Clean by applying diluted solution around the bowl and up under the rim. Stubborn stains may require brushing. To disinfect, first remove or expel over the inner trap the residual bowl water. Pour in three ounces of the diluted solution. Swab the bowl completely using a scrub brush or mop, making sure to get under rim. Let stand for 10 minutes or overnight, then flush.

Mildewstatic Instructions: Will effectively control the growth of mold and mildew plus the odors caused by them when applied to hard, nonporous surfaces such as walls, floors, and table tops. Apply solution (1/2 ounce per gallon of water) with a cloth, mop, sponge, or coarse spray. Make sure to wet all surfaces completely. Let air dry. Repeat application weekly or when growth reappears.

*Kills HIV-1 (AIDS virus) on precleaned, environmental surfaces/objects previously soiled with blood/body fluids in health care settings or other settings in which there is an expected likelihood of soiling of inanimate surfaces/objects with blood/body fluids, and in which the surfaces/objects likely to be soiled with blood/body fluids can be associated with the potential for transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type I (HIV-1) associated with AIDS.

Special Instructions for Cleaning and Decontamination Against HIV-1 (AIDS Virus) of Surfaces/Objects Soiled with Blood/Body Fluids:

Personal Protection: Disposable latex or vinyl gloves, gowns, face masks, or eye coverings as appropriate must be worn during all cleaning of blood/body fluids and during decontamination procedures.

Cleaning Procedures: Blood/body fluids must be thoroughly cleaned from surfaces/objects before application of disinfectant.

Contact Time: HIV-1 (AIDS virus) is inactivated after a contact time of 4 minutes at 25°C (room temperature). Use a 10-minute contact time for other viruses, fungi, and bacteria listed.

Disposal Of Infectious Materials: Blood/body fluids should be autoclaved and disposed of according to federal, state, and local regulations for infectious waste disposal.

Farm Premise, Livestock, Poultry and Turkey House Disinfectant:

Dilution: 1:256 (630 ppm quat) 1/2 ounce per gallon of water.

1. Remove all animals and feeds from premises, trucks, coops, crates, and enclosures.

2. Remove all litter and manure from floors, walls, and surfaces of barns, pens, stalls, chutes, vehicles, and other facilities and fixtures occupied or traversed by animals.

3. Empty all troughs, racks, and other feeding and watering appliances.

4. Thoroughly clean all surfaces with soap and detergent, and rinse with water.

5. Saturate all surfaces with the recommended disinfecting solution for a period of 10 minutes.

6. Immerse all halters, ropes, and other types of equipment used in handling and restraining animals, as well as forks, shovels, and scrapers used for removing litter and manure.

7. Ventilate buildings, coops, cars, boats, and other closed spaces. Do not house animals or employ equipment until treatment has been absorbed, set, or dried.

8. After treatment with disinfectant, thoroughly scrub feed racks, troughs, automatic feeders, fountains, and waterers with soap or detergent, and rinse with potable water before reuse.

Precautionary Statements

Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals:

Danger. Corrosive. Causes irreversible eye damage and skin burns. Harmful if swallowed. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. When handling product, protect eyes by wearing goggles or face shield and protect skin by wearing rubber gloves. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.

Statement of Practical Treatment: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes or skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. For eyes, call a physician. If swallowed, call a doctor or get medical attention. Do not induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Drink promptly a large quantity of milk, egg whites, gelatin solution, or if these are not available, drink large quantities of water. Avoid alcohol.

Note to Physician: Probable mucosal damage may contraindicate the use of gastric lavage. Measures against circulatory shock, respiratory depression and convulsion may be needed.

Storage And Disposal

Keep product under locked storage, inaccessible to small children. Do not reuse empty container. Rinse thoroughly, securely wrap empty container in several layers of newspaper, and discard in trash.


Keep out of reach of children.

VET Solutions brand



1 gallon (3.79 L).

Nac No.

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