Virusnip® (Potassium monopersulphate)
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A powerful, synergistic, broad spectrum Virucide, Fungicide and Bactericide for use in pig and poultry farms and all other animal containment areas as well as veterinary surgeries . Virusnip enhances performance through innovative chemistry whilst ensuring environmental and user safety.
Virusnip rapidly and effectively kills all known viruses, Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, and fungi. It is used regularly in all areas listed below
- Farms of all types
- Transportation vehicles
- Veterinary facilities (stations, laboratories, surgeries etc.)
- Areas for housing of animals (livestock buildings, dog kennels, cages….)
- Areas for preparation, processing and storage of food and feed/feedstuffs
- Fish farms
- Disinfection of vehicles and footwear.
Instructions for use
To prepare a working solution dissolve the recommended quantity of powder in recommended quantity of water. Use clean tepid water Stir thoroughly. Use the working solution of Virusnip in the form of spray, fog, or bath. Apply manually or use appropriate devices (a low-pressure washing apparatus, aerosol, sprinklers, foggers etc.) Remove animals prior to disinfection. When the surfaces dryup, return the animals to the facility. When made up into the solution the product will stay effective for 7 days if stored correctly.
Use tables below or use approved dilution rates as recommended on label
|TERMINAL DISINFECTION||1:100 (1% solution)||Use appropriate spraying devices. Apply working solution at rate of 300 ml/m2.|
|ROUTINE CLEANING AND DISINFECTION||1 : 200 (0.5% solution)||Apply by means of a low-pressure apparatus or another suitable spraying device at a rate of 300 ml/sq metre. 10-minutes disinfection is sufficient to kill viruses, bacteria and fungi.|
|Final cleaning and disinfection||1:200 (0.5% solution)||Dose header tank and drain system. Leave for 1 hour. Flush with clean water.|
|Continuous disinfection||1:1000 (0.1% solution)||Flush through system.|
|Misting/aerial spray||1:200 (0.5% solution)||Use a pressure washer at finest setting or use knapsack spray. 1L per 10 metres square|
|Cold fogging||1:100 (1% solution)||Use a mechanical mister. One dose of the working solution is 1L per 10 metres square.|
|Thermal fogging||1: 50 (2% solution)||Use Thermal fogging machine 1L per 40m2 floor space|
|DISINFECTION FOR VEHICLES AND FOOTWEAR||1:100 (1% solution)||Make a new solution every week or when water is heavily contaminated.|
Amounts of Virucidal Extra required for various uses
DISINFECTION OF SURFACES
clean and disinfect with 300ml of working solution per square meter. Calculate the total surface of the room (including the walls and the ceiling) by multiplying the floor surface by 2.5. First select the needed quantity of the working solution, then determine the appropriate dissolution rate/concentration. Solution preparation – weigh out the prescribed quantity of the powder and dissolve it in tepid water. Stir thoroughly.
|SURFACE AREA (m2)||TOTAL VOLUME OF THE SOLUTION||1:100||1:200||1:300|
|150||15 L||150g||75 g||50g|
|500||150 L||1,5 kg||750g||500g|
|QUANTITY OF WATER TO BE SANITATED IN LITRES||FINAL DISINFECTION
|Foot and Mouth Disease||1 : 1300||Staphylococcus aureus||1 : 640|
|Avian Influenza – Fowl Plague||1 : 300||Ringworm||1 : 300|
|Swine Vesicular Disease||1 : 300||Salmonella typhimurium||1 : 320|
|Rinderpest||1 : 300||Campylobacter jejuni||1 : 320|
|Anthrax||1 : 112||Candida albicans||1 : 800|
|Equine Herpesvirus||1 : 500||Saccaharomyces cerevisiae||1 : 200|
|Equine Arteritis Virus||1 : 250||Pseudomonas aeruginosa||1 : 200|
|Equine Influenza virus||1 : 250||Aspergillus niger||1 : 100|
|Glanders||1 : 112||Penicillium roquefort||1 : 100|
|Brucellosis||1 : 112||Listeria monocytogenes||1 : 600|
|Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia||1 : 112||Mycoplasma gallisepticum||1 : 112|
|Tuberculosis||1 : 2400||Proteus vulgaris||1 : 130|
|E. Coli||1 : 320||Parvovirus||1 : 500|
|Classical Swine Fever||1 : 300||TGE||1 : 500|
|Leptospirosis||1 : 500||Avian Laryngotracheitis virus||1 : 100|
|Chicken anaemia virus||1 : 250||Marek disease virus||1 : 200|
|Pseudomonas aeruginosa||1 : 200||Newcastle disease virus||1 : 300|
Adverse effects and First Aid
Virusnip is irritating to the skin and eyes. Can cause burns. In the event of contact with skin, remove contaminated clothing and wash the affected area of skin with plenty of water.
In the event of contact with eyes, irrigate immediately with plenty of water (if you are wearing eye lenses, remove them immediately) and seek medical assistance. When preparing the solution, use rubber gloves. Prevent contact with the skins and eyes.
In case of ingestion, rinse the mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting. Drink a lot of water. Seek medical assistance immediately.
If inhaled and symptoms of coughing, choking or breathing difficulties result move to fresh air and seek medical attention.
When preparing the solution use protective clothing and respiratory protection (protective mask) as well as eye protection.
Do not mix the powder with other chemicals, because dangerous gases can be released. The product can only be mixed with water.
The reconstituted solution is harmless to the user, animals and environment. If used according to the instructions, it is not irritating or corrosive. If the solution has been ingested, the mouth should be rinsed with plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical assistance. In the event of an accident or a feeling of sickness, seek medical assistance. Show the product label.
HANDLING AND DISPOSAL OF THE REMAINING PRODUCT AND PACKAGING
Use appropriate protective gloves. Remove the remaining powder carefully into a hazardous-waste container in accordance with the local regulations on the handling and disposal of waste. Do not return the powder into the original packaging. Dilute small quantities of the powder with plenty of water, and when diluted wash the solution into the sewage system. Major quantities should be disposed of in accordance to the regulations on the handling and disposal of hazardous waste.
PRECAUTIONS AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONS
When using the preparation, wear protective clothing, rubber gloves, glasses or eye/face protection. Keep the product in a tightly sealed original packaging, protected against humidity and away from inflammable substances in a cool dry environment. Keep locked up and out of the reach of children. Wet measuring spoons should not be returned into the packaging. If the powder in the packaging gets wet or soaked, its temperature increases and it starts to disintegrate. This causes the original packaging to deform and the biocidal action to diminish.
The devices used in the process of cleaning and disinfection (aerosols, sprinklers, foggers etc.) should be rinsed with clean water after use.
The Corrosive Symbol applies to the powder only and not the made up solution
Virusnip® - The faster way to protect your farm against disease.
Virusnip® - Boost your confidence in bio-security.
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