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Virkon® S Defining Biosecurity for Over 25 Years

When Virkon® S was launched in 1986 it was the most advanced farm disinfectant for its time. It was one of the first oxidative disinfectants to be used on the farm and continues to lead the way in livestock production and farm biosecurity, having been deployed successfully against 500 disease-causing pathogens.

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For over 25 years, Virkon® S has set new benchmarks in many important aspects of biosecurity, from improved handling and operator safety profiles, to proven on farm efficacy, and application flexibility. Add to this the excellent stability and long shelf life of the powder-based formulation, and it is easy to see why governments the world over keep stocks of Virkon® S for emergency disease control purposes. 

Virkon® S was originally developed by Antec International to specifically address the practical biosecurity requirements of modern-day farming and livestock production. Having identified correctly that viruses would become the greatest threat to livestock health, the Virkon® S formulation utilised the powerful capabilities of peroxygen-based chemistry to provide a new broad spectrum of efficacy with specific focus against viral disease-causing pathogens. Virkon® S led the way in livestock production biosecurity as a broad spectrum virucidal disinfectant, and in recognition of this ground-breaking technology, DuPont acquired Antec in 2003.