Selected by Governments Worldwide
The Australian and New Zealand governments employ a vigorous approach to Emergency Disease Control preparedness with the Australian Veterinary Emergency Plan or AUSVETPLAN. This plan is probably the most comprehensive and best regarded reference source and forms the basis for plans in other countries, including Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, in addition to the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) - the world organisation for animal health.
Virkon® S continues to be the only branded disinfectant referred to in the 2008 AUSVETPLAN, which states that "Virkon® S is a modern disinfectant with outstanding virucidal properties. It is reported to have low toxicity" and is "an excellent disinfectant against all virus families."
Such an accolade is uncommon in government documents. The AUSVETPLAN selects Virkon® S as a disinfectant for all 13 viral OIE List A diseases where disinfection is recognised to be important. This includes FMD, Classical Swine Fever, Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease as well as List B diseases such as Aujeszky's disease and TGE.