Surface and Farm Equipment Disinfection
The level of disease-causing organisms present after basic cleaning can remain high enough to offer a serious disease challenge to livestock. Using a proven disinfectant such as Virkon® S against viruses, bacteria, fungi, and moulds is essential.
|Surface Disinfection||Dilution Rate||Application|
|Routine Disinfection for all surfaces, earth, wood, and concrete||1:100|
(10 grams of Virkon® S to every 1 litre of water)
|Using a pressure washer or other mechanical sprayer, apply Virkon® S solution at an application rate of 300 ml/m2|
Surface Application Usage Chart
To estimate the total surface area to be disinfected, including walls and ceilings, multiply the total floor area by 2.5.
|Routine Disinfection and UK|
DEFRA General Orders
Diseases of Poultry
|to be Disinfected||Water Required||Quantity of Virkon® S to be added|
Farm Equipment Disinfection
All farm equipment must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to use or transfer between sites to remove any potential disease-causing organisms and cross contamination.