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 Post subject: Dearer than gin
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 8:03 am 
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and probably less effective.

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 Post subject: Re: Dearer than gin
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 11:03 am 
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What the Veterinary surgery use is 'Virkon' which is an anti bacterial - and more importantly - anti viral product that is added to water and used as a spray. I have used it for over 20 years in our Boarding Cattery and I can't help wonder if apart from disinfecting surfaces is could give some protection from Corona virus. We spray it in the air to kill off any cat flu from spreading.

I would draw the line at one of Donald Trump's injections though! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Dearer than gin
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 3:02 pm 
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We use Virkon on the farm, we get it in 25 litre containers, used during lambing and as a general farm disinfectant. It gives no COVID 19 protection according to DEFRA.

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Jethro wrote:
We use Virkon on the farm, we get it in 25 litre containers, used during lambing and as a general farm disinfectant. It gives no COVID 19 protection according to DEFRA.


I wonder if they have proved that as a fact?

I spray everything that is delivered here just in case.

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 Post subject: Re: Dearer than gin
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Yes, it has been tested. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons had sent the same message to vets it had been tested by Porton Down. Apparently they have tested all sorts of stuff on covid19 samples. Alcohol @60+abv seem to do the trick and not much else. China did a good job making the virus by all accounts. :wink:

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Yes, it has been tested. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons had sent the same message to vets it had been tested by Porton Down. Apparently they have tested all sorts of stuff on covid19 samples. Alcohol @60+abv seem to do the trick and not much else. China did a good job making the virus by all accounts. :wink:


From what you say, this was a futile gesture.
https://lanxess.com/en/Media/Press-Rele ... s-in-Wuhan

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