Neogen® Viroxide Super receives DEFRA Approval for Diseases of Poultry Order

April 11, 2019

Press Release
CONTACT: Jo Rowbotham, Neogen Corporation, +44 (0) 1706 344 797,

ROCHDALE, United Kingdom, 11 April 2019 — Neogen announced today that the Neogen Viroxide Super product has received DEFRA approval for Diseases of Poultry (DoP) Order; and with General Orders also in place, the product also conforms to the disinfectant requirements for the British Lion Quality mark for egg production.

The continued investment in the efficacy testing of Neogen Viroxide Super brings a market-leading broad spectrum disinfectant and emergency disease control solution to poultry farmers globally.

With growing demands for high quality poultry products around the world, increasing flock sizes and the “raised without antibiotics” production movement, diseases of poultry can have devastating consequences for productivity and mortality of flocks, in addition to the severe financial implications for poultry farmers.

Avian influenza and Newcastle disease are both of current concern and are on the OIE list of notifiable diseases. The causative viruses are spread by direct contact with other poultry stock, poultry movements between farms and at markets, fairs and shows, vectors including human, vehicles and equipment, and migrating flocks of birds.

Diseases of poultry are of global concern for broiler, layer and breeding flocks, and are highly contagious. Biosecurity measures offer a highly effective tool in preventing the spread of infectious poultry disease from place to place, if treated as an essential farm management process with mandatory participation by staff and farm visitors.

Neogen Viroxide Super has further DEFRA approvals for foot-and-mouth disease and swine vesicular disease; and is effective against Salmonella Enteritidis, an essential requirement for the British Lion Quality mark.

The proven, non-resistant, oxidative chemistry causes extensive damage to the protective mechanisms of microbial cells, giving optimum kill of bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores. Neogen Viroxide Super has known chemistry benefits for emergency disease control measures accepted by governments worldwide and should be used as part of an on-farm biosecurity strategy.

Neogen Viroxide Super is effective in a wide range of temperatures, in soft and hard water conditions, and in the presence of heavy organic matter. Product applications for poultry farmers include disinfection of hard surfaces, equipment, livestock housing, vehicles and foot dips; aerial fogging and misting applications; and drinking water, as part of terminal and continual disinfection programmes.

Neogen Viroxide Super has been developed at Neogen’s facility in Rochdale and manufactured in the United Kingdom. For more information, contact Neogen BioSecurity via e-mail or visit

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company’s Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns. Neogen’s Animal Safety Division is a leader in the development of animal genomics along with the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal healthcare products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments, wound care and disinfectants.