According to European law and regulations (NEN 14675), disinfectants are generally tested for their ability to inactivate a bovine enterovirus. However, it does not identify the effects on specific viruses.
An important field of application of disinfectants on farms is to prevent spread of infections of notifiable diseases, such as African swine fever (ASF), foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), and avian influenza (AI) which are current urgent threats.
Throughout such outbreaks, the cleaning and disinfection of all materials, equipment and housings play an essential part in the containment of the disease. In addition, transport vehicles visiting contaminated farms or areas need to be cleaned and disinfected systematically to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Testing according to NEN 14675 in a BSL 4 lab
Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) is able to test disinfectants according to the NEN 14675-norm, using our unique veterinary BSL 4 facilities and the specific viruses.