Ark Klens - 250ml
Recommended against E.coli, Salmonella,
psittacosis and flu viruses.
Ark Klens is a blend of benzalkonium chloride (quaternary
ammonium compounds or QAC´s) specially selected for safety of use.
This family of chemicals are powerful disinfectants with an
additional detergent and deodorising action.
At the recommended concentrations ARK-KLENS is non-corrosive, it is
bactericidal against a wide range of gram negative and gram
positive bacteria, some viruses and some fungi are also
susceptible. This makes ARK-KLENS suitable for disinfection of the
animal "environment" such as cages, kennels, and food and water
bowls etc. It can also be used safely as a disinfectant for birds
eggs and incubators.
As a disinfectant it has broad antibacterial activity and is
virucidal against lipophilic viruses. It is of particular use in
exotic bird quarantine situations due to its efficacy against
Chlamydia (ref. Helga Gerlach in Ritchie, Harrison & Harrison
1994, Avian Medicine.Principles and Application, "Infectivity has
been shown to be destroyed within minutes by benzalkonium
chloride"). These authors also suggest its use for daily cage
cleansing and as a table top disinfectant.
General disinfection is carried out using 10ml/5 litres ie a final
concentration of 0.025%.
250ml makes 25 gallons (100 litres) of disinfectant. This
concentration is suitable for egg washing although up to (1 in
1000) is used safely on poultry eggs.