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Effectiveness of chemical compounds against ASFv

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Source: Vincent ter Beek, Pig Progress, 2 January 2020, photo credit: Clean Living Guide

Polish researchers have been testing the effectiveness of a range of chemical compounds against African Swine Fever virus (ASFv).

The team wanted to closer investigate the compounds as cleaning and biosecurity measures are the only tool producers can use against the virus, in absence of a vaccine. The study was carried out by scientists attached to Poland’s National Veterinary Research Institute in Puławy. It was published in the peer-reviewed journal Pathogens.

The substances researched included:

  • formaldehyde;
  • sodium hypochlorite;
  • caustic soda;
  • glutaraldehyde;
  • phenol;
  • benzalkonium chloride;
  • potassium peroxymonosulfate; and
  • acetic acid

This specific selection was done based on the recommendation by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and previous disinfectant studies on surfaces.

The substances researched included:formaldehyde;sodium hypochlorite;caustic soda;glutaraldehyde;phenol;benzalkonium chloride;potassium peroxymonosulfate; andacetic acidThis specific selection was done based on the recommendation by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and previous disinfectant studies on surfaces.
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