Disinfectants testing avian influenza, african swine fever, foot-and-mouth disease

Disinfectants testing

Is your disinfectant able to kill African swine fever virus, avian influenza virus or foot-and-mouth disease virus? Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) has a service to supply you with the answer! Using our unique veterinary BSL 4 facilities we are able to test according to the NEN 14675 norm or alternatively adapt the procedure to your requirements.

A disinfectant that kills certain viruses

Within European law and regulations, disinfectants are generally tested for their ability to kill enteroviruses. This is a general test that indicates the potency of the disinfectant to kill viruses in general.

Interestingly, a major application of the use of disinfectants on farms is to prevent the influx or outflux of infections of notifiable diseases such as African swine fever (ASF), foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), classical swine fever (CSF) or avian influenza (AI). Throughout such disease outbreaks, the cleaning and disinfection of all materials, equipment and housings from infected farms play an essential role in the containment of the disease. Additionally, vehicles visiting contaminated farms or areas need to be cleaned and disinfected systematically to prevent the spread of infectious disease.

The only way to secure that the disinfectant used is able to kill these viruses is to prove it. WBVR offers this service.

Currently tests are available for:

  • African swine fever virus (ASF)
  • Avian influenza virus (AI)
  • Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMD)

Tests are under development for:

  • Classical swine fever virus (CSF)

Contact our expert

Please feel free to contact the expert of our contract research organization (CRO) to inform about our tests.