03 November 2022

Avian Influenza (AI) Outbreak

Avian influenza is a highly contagious disease of domestic birds which occurs worldwide and is currently spreading throughout the UK. The virus appears naturally among wild birds which in turn can infect domestic poultry. Infection can be caused through direct contact with infected birds, as well as contact with contaminated surfaces, therefore the use of an effective and approved disinfectant to prevent disease is essential.

The products and dilution rates below are recommended following the results of tests carried out against a number of Avian Influenza strains. The dilution rates are also the same as the DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Approved Poultry Order dilution rates, which DEFRA recommends using in confirmed cases of Avian influenza.

GPC8 is a powerful glutaraldehyde based general-purpose disinfectant with twin actives and additional wetting agents, which has a very wide spectrum of activity. it therefore offers protection from a wide range of disease causing (pathogenic) microorganisms. GPC8 is approved at a dilution rate of 1:50

FAM 30 is a Multi-purpose iodophor disinfectant. It is fast acting bactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal offering excellent all-round protection. FAM 30 is approved at a dilution rate of 1:100

Vanodox Formula is a Peracetic acid-based disinfectant. It is broad spectrum with bactericidal, virucidal & fungicidal activity. Vanodox® Formula is approved at a dilution rate of 1:145

Peroxy Disinfectant is a powder disinfectant. It is suitable for use as an aerial, surface, water or fogging system disinfectant. Effective in hard water, low temperatures, and high soiling. It dissolves easily in tepid water. Peroxy Disinfectant is approved at a dilution rate of 1:200

For more detailed advice, download our Cleaning and Disinfection Guide HERE.

Please also refer to our earlier article HERE for extra information on Biosecurity considerations.

Please also visit the GOV.UK website for the latest updates on Avian Influenza guidance.