LANXESS offers global swine producers the proven broad spectrum virucidal disinfectants Virkon™ LSP and Virkon™ S for ASF biosecurity prevention and control measures. Virkon™ LSP has achieved complete inactivation of the ASF virus at a 1:400 dilution rate with a 10 minute contact time, with Virkon™ S killing the pathogen in just 5 minutes at 1:200 dilution.
The test method used included the presence of high organic soiling, hard water and was conducted at low temperature (10˚C), in order to assess both Virkon™ S and Virkon™ LSP’s performance and suitability for use in real world ‘on-farm’ conditions.
In addition, LANXESS is offering global swine producers timely advice on the clinical symptoms of ASF and guidance on implementing enhanced biosecurity best practice protocols across the range of possible infection vectors, including, transport and service vehicles, animal housing, moveable equipment, personnel and visitors, footwear, wild boar, other animals and birds.
“Implementing strict biosecurity barrier controls is the only real and proven way of stopping the spread of ASF from one swine production facility to another,” explains Stephan Cho, Head of Market Segment Disinfection in the Material Protection Products business unit (MPP) at LANXESS. “Therefore, producers need to achieve the highest possible levels of biosecurity, utilizing independently proven effective disinfectants, to help prevent and control the spread of this catastrophic disease”.
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