Virkon Professional Tablets product image is a broad spectrum virucidal disinfectant for animal health such as dogs and cats

Using Virkon™ PROFESSIONAL broad spectrum disinfectant is an essential tool for continuous biosecurity processes within the veterinary practice. It is independently proven effective against key companion animal disease-causing organisms such as; Canine parvovirus (CPV), Feline leukaemia virus (FeLV), and animal origin MRSA.



LANXESS is committed to evolving chemistry, safety, and stewardship within all areas of animal health hygiene, and has invested heavily in the performance and safety characteristics of Virkon™ PROFESSIONAL.


Virkon™ PROFESSIONAL has a significant number of safety, toxicological, materials compatibility and efficacy supporting studies and test reports.


The broad spectrum efficacy of Virkon™ PROFESSIONAL has been independently proven against:


  • Over 100 strains of viruses in 22 viral families
  • Over 400 strains of bacteria
  • Over 60 strains of fungi and yeasts

These studies were conducted using a wide range of contact times, temperatures and organic challenge levels.



Formulated to overcome the problems of limited spectrum and limited activity exhibited by other disinfectants, Virkon™ PROFESSIONAL achieves deactivation and destruction of the target organism through a broad spectrum, non-selective range of oxidation reactions. Unlike other disinfectant chemistries, Virkon™ PROFESSIONAL does not exert a specific toxicological effect on the target organism and is proven to kill pathogens in seconds.



Extensive investment has been made to assess the safety of Virkon™ PROFESSIONAL users. The assessment demonstrates that Virkon™ PROFESSIONAL is not corrosive to skin and does not cause sensitisation.


A typical in-use dilution of 1:100 (1%) has additionally been shown to be non-irritating to skin and eyes, and is not a sensitising agent.



The oxygen-based chemistry of Virkon™ PROFESSIONAL contains simple inorganic salts and organic acids. The active ingredient decomposes by a variety of routes within the environment, in soil and in water, breaking down to form the naturally occurring substances potassium salts and oxygen. The major organic components are classified as readily biodegradable, according to OECD and EU test methods.


Virkon™ PROFESSIONAL is not considered persistent in the environment, according to the standard European process for the classification and labelling of chemical preparations.


Independent studies have shown that diluted Virkon™ PROFESSIONAL should not, when used as directed, pose any threat to sewage treatment facilities.

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