Redefining the Chemistry of Biosecurity

From livestock, aquaculture, and horticulture producers to catteries, kennels, and veterinary clinics, Virkon™ disinfectant technologies help protect against over 500 disease-causing pathogens worldwide.

Simple, systematic biosecurity across businesses and borders.

A disease outbreak can start with a single animal, plant, or fish and spread across an entire farm, greenhouse, or aquaculture system.

The formulated, broad spectrum efficacy of Virkon™ disinfectant technologies can help you meet the threat. Combined with best-practice biosecurity procedures, it provides the most effective form of protection against key disease-causing pathogens.

Market-Shaping Chemistry

The chemistry of Virkon™ S was a breakthrough when it was created in 1986, and it remains the leader almost 30 years later.

Virkon™ disinfectant technologies are effective against over 500 disease-causing viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Their combination of multipurpose biosecurity, simplicity, and operator safety profiles has made them the choice of customers, governments, and NGOs worldwide.

Uses of Virkon™ S have evolved and expanded over time, based on performance and safety testing. A significant number of studies now support label claims against some of the most damaging, disease-causing pathogens, including highly pathogenic avian influenza (bird flu), foot and mouth disease (FMD), and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV).

Virkon™ S: The breakthrough that redefined biosecurity.

For nearly three decades, the groundbreaking formulation of Virkon™ S has enabled farmers and livestock producers to confidently manage their biosecurity requirements and emergency disease outbreak situations.

Microscopic view of viruses, which can pose a threat to biosecurity.

  1. Selected by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and governments worldwide, to promote biosecurity and strengthen emergency disease control (EDC) contingency planning

  2. The only branded disinfectant referred to in the 2008 AUSVETPLAN, Australia, and New Zealand's emergency disease control plan

  3. Approved by governments worldwide to combat major diseases, such as: FMD, PRRS virus, PEDV, highly pathogenic avian influenza, infectious bursal disease, and more

  4. The gold standard foot-dip disinfectant that kills pathogens ten times faster than the nearest competitor, even at low temperatures and in the presence of organic challenges*

  5. Independently proven in field trials to be highly effective against the most serious threat to livestock: viruses

Simpler Everyday Biosecurity

Complexity of product preparation, application and use can raise costs, confuse workers, and be a major barrier to effective biosecurity. Virkon™ S has been carefully designed for simple, systematic use on pig and poultry production facilities, as well as other general livestock farms.

  1. Biosecurity in a single pack for surfaces, equipment, vehicles, aerial disinfection, and water delivery systems

  2. Easy to transport and store, by rail, sea, and air. With no additional spend requirements for transport or storage

  3. No need to rotate, proven to reduce potential infectivity of resistant Salmonella super-strains

Safety & Stewardship Are Part of the Formula

The formulation of Virkon™ S is designed to include ingredients that degrade naturally within the environment.

  1. Recognized as suitable for use in organic farming by the UK government's Advisory Committee on Organic Standards

  2. Superior operator safety profile; and can be misted in the presence of animals

Broadening Biosecurity

The proven broad-spectrum efficacy and application flexibility of Virkon™ disinfectant technologies enhance biosecurity in multiple market sectors. 

Shrimp in the water illustrate Virkon™ biosecurity for aquaculture facilities.

Aquaculture: Virkon™ Aquatic – for continuous and terminal biosecurity disinfection of nets, tanks, and movable equipment on fish farms and in shrimp ponds.

Plants in a greenhouse illustrate Virkon™ biosecurity for commercial horticulture facilities.

Horticulture: Virkon™ Greenhouse and Virkon™ H – the optimum biosecurity disinfectant solution for general surfaces, irrigation systems, pruning knives, and equipment in commercial greenhouse environments. 

Eggs in racks, illustrate Virkon™ biosecurity for commercial hatcheries.

Hatcheries: Virkon™ TDX – a unique, patented disinfectant technology for the fumigation of hatching eggs. Its powerful, dual-action formulation provides superior virucidal activity, along with a neutral pH for good materials compatibility. The primary active ingredient is generated at point of use for ease of transportation, storage, and product handling.

A dog being examined by a veterinarian illustrates Virkon™ biosecurity for catteries, kennels, and veterinary clinics.

Catteries, Kennels & Veterinary Clinics: Virkon™ Professionalprotection for pets and vets. The ideal biosecurity disinfectant solution for waiting rooms, floors, corridors, operating and consulting tables in catteries and kennels.


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*Amass SF et al. Evaluating the efficacy of boot baths in biosecurity protocols. J Swine Health Prod 2000; 8:169-173

 Amass SF et al. Evaluation of the efficacy of a peroxygen compound, Virkon™ S, as a boot bath disinfectant. J Swine Health Prod 2001;9(3):121-123

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