1. GENERAL INFORMATION
1.1 Virkosid (Virkosid) is a large grain powder or a mixture of powder and granulate with pink to gray-pink color, which is composed of potassium peroxide compound and auxiliary substances (surface-active reagents (surfactants), organic acids and filler). Lemon flavoring may be additionally included in the drug. Synonyms: Virkon, ecosept.
1.2 The drug by its appearance is a large grain powder or mixture of powder and granulate with pink to gray-pink color.
1.3 Virkocid is pre-packaged in polymeric bags by 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1000 g or in polymer containers by 250, 500, 1000, 2000 and 3000g
1.5 years from date of manufacture under specified storage conditions in the unopened containers. Virkocid is non-flammable and explosion-proof.
2. PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
2.1 Peroxides, surfactants and organic acids included as a compound ensure a strong oxidizing effect on cells of the most pathogenic bacteria, fungi and viruses, leading to their death.
Virkosid is effective against Trichophytia, brucellosis, erysipelas and diseases caused by staphylococci, streptococci, Escherichia coli, Pasteurella, Salmonella, hemophilia.
Virkocid has a disinfecting effect on the rednose virus, diarrhea, respiratory syncytial virus, classical swine fever, reproductive and respiratory syndrome, coronovirus and enterovirus, Newcastle disease virus and Gumboro desease, infectious bronchitis, infectious hepatitis, Aleutian mink disease and other diseases of fur-bearing animals, as well as all infectious diseases caused by agents sensitive to oxidants, except mycobacteria and spore-generating bacteria.
2.2 Virkocid according to GOST 12.1.007-76 refers to Hazard Category III (moderately hazardous substances). Working solutions of the drug by toxicity refer to Hazard Category IV (low hazard substances).
2.3 The drug does not cause corrosion to metals, does not discolor fabrics, does not irritate respiratory tract, it is environmentally safe - after application it is completely disintegrated.
3. DRUG USAGE PROCEDURE
3.1 Virkocid is used for:
- preventive and compulsory (current and final) disinfection by spraying surfaces free of animals and birds, premises, equipment, apiaries, vivariums, laboratories, vehicles, hatching eggs;
- local disinfection of stalls, feeders, drinkers, walls, floors, etc. inside premises in the presence of animals and birds subject to air change in the course of work;
- disinfection of clothing, equipment and utensils;
- preventive disinfection of air by aerosol method in the presence of animals and birds.
3.1.1 Virkocid is used for disinfection of surfaces when the air temperature is above 0°C at concentration 1.0% with a temperature of the working solution +5°C to +25°C.
For disinfection of lattice surfaces, meshes, and surfaces of weakly adsorbing materials consumption of the working solution shall be 0.75 liters per 1m ³and 1liter per m ³ when processing floors, walls and feeders.
3.1.2 Contaminated clothing, equipment and utensils shall be disinfected by soaking it for 24 hours in 0.5% solution or 3 hours in 0.7% Virkocid solution.
3.1.3 Eggs contaminated with microorganisms (except for mycobacteria and spore-generating bacteria) shall be disinfected by immersion it for 15 minutes in 0.35% Virkocid solution.
3.1.4 Local disinfection by Virkocid shall be performed against bacterial (expect for tuberculosis and spore-generating bacteria), fungal and viral infections by spraying 1% solution based on 1 liter per m³ and by directional aerosol spray with solution concentration 4% based on 150 ml per m³ .
3.1.5 Preventive air disinfection in the presence of animals and birds shall be carried by volumetric aerosol spray with 1-2% solution based on 10 ml per m ³.
3.1.6 During preparation of the working solution concentrations Virkocid powder shall be calculated as 100%. Working drug solutions shall be prepared immediately before disinfection, filling container with a tap water and adding with stirring a required amount of the drug. Heating of solution or use of hot water is not allowed.
3.1.7 The drug solution shall be prepared in any suitable containers, including directly in disinfection unit DUK and LSD
3.1.8 Prior to disinfection a treated area shall be determined (S). Required amount of the working solution (B) in liters shall be calculated for mesh and weakly absorbent surfaces based on the following formula:
B = S × 0,75
For floors, feeders and walls:
B = S × 1.
3.1.9. The working solution shall be applied to the sites from such disinfection units as DUK, LSD, etc. and retain minimal exposure for 1 hour.
Nozzles (TAN, PVAN, etc.) shall be used for conducting directional aerosol disinfection; volumetric disinfection shall be carried out by cold mist aerosol generators.
Before disinfection surfaces are mechanically treatment, according to the Operating Instructions for veterinary disinfection of livestock facilities. It is recommended to carry out mechanical cleaning with moisturizing and washing surfaces by using detergent according to the operating instructions in order to increase effectiveness of disinfection.
Due to low toxicity of decomposition products of the Virkocid working solution, subsequent washing of treated surfaces shall not be made.
4. INDIVIDUAL PREVENTION MEASURES
4.1 Individuals over 18 years who do not have blood diseases and who have passed special training shall be allowed to work with disinfectants.
4.2 During operations with the drug and working solution it is required to follow general personal hygiene regulations and safety precautions and wear protective clothing with a set of individual protective equipment (gown or suit made of dustproof cloth, rubber coated or plastic protective sleeves, rubber coated apron, rubber gloves, rubber boots, goggles, respirator and protective breathing apparatus type A, B, M or BKF).
4.3 After contact of the drug with eyes it is required to rinse eyes with tap water for 10-15 minutes and instill eye drops 30% sulfacyd sodium solution. Seek for medical advice if required.
5. CLAIMS PROCEDURE
5.1 In case of complications after drug administration its use should be discontinued and reported to the Uzbek State Scientific and Veterinary Drugs Control Laboratory at: 700178, Tashkent, No.1a, A.Yunusov str.,Tel/Fax: 228-76-14, 229-30-47. E-mal: firstname.lastname@example.org. Simultaneously unpacked drug package should be sent to the laboratory address with the drug in quantity previously agreed with laboratory including detailed description of the nature of complaints regarding its inconsistency with these Instructions.