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.

The drug by its appearance is a large grain powder or mixture of powder and granulate with pink to gray-pink color.

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

The drug should be stored in dry place, protected from direct sunlight, away from children within the temperature range +1°C to +25°C.

Shelf life is years from date of manufacture under specified storage conditions in the unopened containers. Virkocid is non-flammable and explosion-proof.

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.

Virkotsid is effective against Trichophytia, brucellosis, erysipelas and diseases caused by staphylococci, streptococci, Escherichia coli, Pasteurella, Salmonella, hemophilia.

Virkotsid 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.

Virkotsid 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).

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.

Virkotsid 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. Contaminated clothing, equipment and utensils shall be disinfected by soaking it for 24 hours in 0.5% solution or 3 hours in 0.7% Virkotsid solution.

Eggs contaminated with microorganisms (except for mycobacteria and spore-generating bacteria) shall be disinfected by immersion it for 15 minutes in 0.35% Virkotsid solution.

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 .

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.

During preparation of the working solution concentrations Virkotsid 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.

The drug solution shall be prepared in any suitable containers, including directly in disinfection unit DUK and LSD 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.

The working solution shall be applied to the sites from such disinfection units as DUK, LSD, etc. and retain minimal
exposure for 1 hour.

Virkotsid 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.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS: 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 Virkotsid working solution, subsequent washing of treated surfaces shall not be made.