Disinfectants testing bsl4 avian influenza, african swine fever, foot-and-mouth disease

Disinfectant testing

Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) has a service to determine the efficacy of a disinfectant to inactivate specific viruses according to the NEN 14675 norm, or alternatively adapt the procedure to your own requirements.

Disinfectants that inactivate veterinary viruses

Within European law and regulations, veterinary disinfectants are generally tested for their ability to inactivate bovine enterovirus type 1. This is a universal test that indicates the potency of the disinfectant to inactivate viruses in general, but does not provide information on the activity against the most relevant pathogens.

A major application of the use of disinfectants on farms is to prevent transmission of notifiable diseases such as African swine fever (ASF), avian influenza (AI), classical swine fever (CSF) or foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). Throughout such disease outbreaks, the cleaning and disinfection of all materials, equipment and housing 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 your disinfectant is able to inactivate a specific virus is to demonstrate it. WBVR offers this service.

SARS-CoV-2 disinfectants

WBVR can also test and prove the efficacy of disinfectants against SARS-CoV-2.

NEN 14675 norm-based test are available for:

  • African swine fever virus (ASFV)
  • Avian influenza virus (AIV)
  • Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV)
  • Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV)
  • Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV)
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

Please enquire if you are interested in the efficacy of your antiviral against other viruses.

Contact our expert

Reach out to the expert of our contract research organization (CRO) to inform about our tests.