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Virox Animal Health™ Announces Educational Webinar with Dr. Jason Stull and Dr. Scott Weese

News Release

Contact: Jackie Harris
Executive Director, Animal Health
Oakville L6H 6R1
Phone: 1-800-387-7578 Ext. 225





March 16, 2020

Oakville, ON: Due to the announcement of the global COVID-19 pandemic by the World Health Organization, Virox Animal Health™ has organized an educational webinar featuring top infection prevention and epidemiology experts. The webinar is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 19th at 2:00pm Eastern Time, developed and presented by Jason W. Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD Diplomate ACVPM and J. Scott Weese, DVM DVSc DipACVIM.

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Virox Farm Disinfectants Effective Against African Swine Fever (ASF)

African Swine Fever (ASF) is a highly contagious viral disease that has been effecting the domestic and wild pig populations across Europe, China and Southeast Asia. Sadly, ASF has been devastating the pork industry in these countries, as there is no treatment or vaccine for this disease. In anticipating the potential for an outbreak to strike in North America, which would have a significant economic impact on the pork industry, our company tested our farm and barn disinfectant brands, Intervention®, Prevail™, and Intervención™ against this pathogen. Our disinfectant technology, Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP®) proved to be effective against this devastating pathogen.

As stated by Dr. José A. Ramirez, PhD, Executive Vice President & Lead Science Advisor of our company, “Our AHP technology has been proven to be highly virucidal against both enveloped and non-enveloped viruses. We were confident both Intervention, Prevail, and Intervención would be effective against ASF, but having direct confirmation gives us and our customer’s reassurance.”

Our company is committed to improving the biosecurity and infection prevention needs of a number of industries with a powerful yet safe disinfectant technology – Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide. To learn more about how our technology was tested against this pathogen, click here.

Virox® Launches New Disinfectant Cleaner for Cannabis Facilities in Canada

Virox® Technologies Inc. is excited to announce that it has launched surface disinfectant cleaners for the use in Cannabis facilities in Canada under the brand name SHYIELD™. SHYIELD™ disinfectants are registered by Health Canada and specifically designed for use in Cannabis facilities. The development of this product is a result of our company’s expertise and understanding of the biosecurity requirements in highly controlled environments. We take pride in the development of a product specifically for the Cannabis industry that is environmentally friendly, safer for the user, and powerful enough to protect Cannabis facilities from risky pathogens. SHYIELD™ truly delivers “sustainable facility disinfection for your yield protection”.


SHYIELD™ is distributed through GrowHaus Supply Co., a Canadian distributor who stocks and delivers high quality personal protection and Cannabis facilities supplies at industry leading prices:

To learn more about SHYIELD™ disinfectants, please visit

Rescue My Shelter Contest

Virox Animal Health gives back to the Animal Shelter community! In August of 2017, our Animal Health team launched their ‘Rescue My Shelter’ contest where individuals involved in the Animal Shelter community had the chance to nominate a shelter in need of disinfectant products to protect their facilities from outbreaks. The program ran to August 31, 2018, and within this time period the contest had 2200 nominations and 26 shelters were chosen as winners. This year the Animal Health team re-launched the shelter program, and are selecting two Animal shelters per month to win a Rescue™ My Shelter Starter Kit. Learn more about this initiative here or nominate a shelter you know that is in need:

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Rescue Nominated for Best Booth at VMX!

Rescue Nominated for Best Booth at VMX!

Last month, the Virox Animal Health team exhibited at the Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX), put on by the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC). This year the line up of Rescue® disinfectants featured a “Candy Bar Pathogen Lab” which proved very popular with attendees. Rescue’s presence at the show generated so much buzz that it made the nomination list for “Best Booth in 2019″!

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“Virox Outstanding Contributor” to Veterinary Education

Veterinary Education

“Virox’s dedication to pets and the people who care for them make them an outstanding contributor to our industry. I very much appreciate Virox’s support of AAHA  (American Animal Health Association) – the most recent example of which is their sponsorship of AAHA’s Infection Control, Prevention and Biosecurity Guidelines. This topic is so important and has not been adequately covered until now, and these guidelines will be extremely useful to the veterinary profession.”

– Dr. Mike Cavanaugh, CEO of AAHA

ICAN 2018

Virox Supports Young Scientists in Africa

Virox® Technologies Inc. was proud to once again fund the Dr. Syed Sattar Award and bursary for a young scientist to attend the 7th Annual ICAN Conference, in Cape Town South Africa, July 8-11. Dr. Sattar – a world renowned researcher in environmental microbiology – declared that the scholarship was for “young scientists who present robust abstracts on environmental matters”.  ICAN (Infection Control Africa Network) is the largest infection prevention and control organization in Africa, and this year’s annual conference focused on the themes of mother and child infections, antimicrobial resistance, and antimicrobial stewardship. The event demonstrated the importance of implementing effective infection prevention and control measures at a local level in order to protect human and planet health and realize sustainable developments.

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Are All Disinfectant Wipes Created Equal?

Are All Disinfectant Wipes Created Equal?

This was just one of the questions addressed by Virox Microbiologist Guia Pérez-Hernández and Sean van den Berg, Manager of R&D at the annual IPAC Canada National Education Conference hosted in Banff, Alberta (view poster). They were joined by a team of scientists who lead a full day Disinfection Symposium, and presented several education sessions. Through its sponsorship of IPAC Canada and educational support, Virox continues to play a leading role in the understanding and promotion of infection prevention and control best practices. Thank you to all who visited the Virox booth and attended the symposium.