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VANODINE V-18 
FAM

Bactericidal - Veridical - Fungicidal

Vanodine & FAM FAQ's   
WHY DO YOU NEED VANODINE? Vanodine V.18 is an Iodophor, specially formulated and stabilized for use with all types of livestock and domestic pets. V.18 should be regarded as a biocide. This is because a biocide inactivates ALL types of organisms, viruses, bacteria and even fungi. Most disinfectants are selective in what they kill. Vanodine is a necessity for all breeders and animal caretakers. Used to control the spread of disease in the air, water and living environment of animal groups. Use it in aviaries, rabbitries, hatcheries, catteries, kennels, habitats and more! It cleans and disinfects in one step!

What is the difference between FAM and Vanodine?

What is the difference between Betadine (Povidone Iodine) and Vanodine / FAM?

How long does Vanodine last?

How much Vanodine or FAM do I use?
Vanodine & FAM Dilution Information

What is the benefit of Vanodine & FAM over other disinfection products?

How do I know when the Vanodine is no longer effective?

Does it kill bacteria and viruses inside the animal when used in drinking water?

Can Vanodine be used as a fly repellent?

EPA number and label information

What is the differ ence between FAM and Vanodine?

FAM is the stronger version of Vanodine. It can be used in large amounts for large animal use. It can also be used for small amounts as long as it is diluted properly. Overall FAM is more effective. Note: FAM is NOT FAM30. Fam30 has a higher iodine content than FAM and is no longer authorized for import into the United States .

What is the difference between Betadine and Vanodine?
Here is the direct answer from Evans regarding this question - 
PVP iodine and Iodophor Iodine are two entirely different formulations. PVP stands for poly vinyl Pyridlidone which is a molecule which contains 10 % Iodine by weight so a formulation with 10 % PVP will contain 1%
free iodine. V18 Contains 1.8% iodine.
An iodophor is a chemical complex of iodine with surfactant ( a kind of detergent ). The two products are release iodine differently PVP releases it immediately. Iodophors release iodine in a controlled manner.
PVP based products like Betadine are antiseptics not disinfectants, they can be safely used on the skin and are only effective in killing organisms on relatively clean surfaces, they have no ability to resist organic matter / soiling and are easily inactivated.
Iodophors are designed to kill organisms in heavily soiled conditions and the surfactant allows the iodine to penetrate absorbent surfaces. Iodophors are not designed for skin contact ( because of the acids) although in very dilute solutions they make effective water disinfectants.
V18 will have much higher performance than Betadine.


How long does Vanodine last?
Vanodine has a shelf life if 3 years as long as it is kept in a cool place completely out of the sun.

How much Vanodine or FAM do I use?
That varies upon your use. If you want to use it in eyes or drinking water you would dilute more than for regular disinfecting.

Vanodine & FAM Dilution Information
Note: V18 and FAM are in CONCENTRATED form.
You will need to dilute before application in order to avoid irritation of the skin. The dilution instructions are also on the label.
Vanodine (V18) Dilution rates:
Disinfect Water 1/2-3/4 tsp gallon
Aerial Disinfecting 1 1/2 tsp per gallon
General Disinfecting 3 tsp per gallon
Foot Trays & Heavily Soiled Surfaces 2 1/2 Tablespoon gallon
Note: the use on an animal's skin directly is not approved by Evans (the manufacturer). Although tested in other countries and via lab studies with positive results in the correct dilution....This product has not been tested by the manufacturer for the specific topical use directly. Therefore we cannot recommend for legal reasons. Evans does recommend using it at 1:200 dilution for hand washing and then rinsing your hands as you normally would. The following is what has been used by breeders and
U.S. labels in the past based on customer reviews. BUNNYRABBIT.com does not recommend either way. We only acknowledge that it is sometimes used in this capacity by customers.
Wound Spray - 1/2 tsp per gallon

FAM Dilution rates:
Drinking water system sanitation - 1/3 tsp per gallon
Aerial disinfection - 1 1/2 tsp per gallon
General disinfection - 2 tsp per gallon
Foot trays & heavily soiled surfaces - 1.5 Tablespoon per gallon
Note: the use on an animal's skin directly is not approved by Evans (the manufacturer). Although tested in other countries and via lab studies with positive results in the correct dilution....This product has not been tested by the manufacturer for the specific topical use directly. Therefore we cannot recommend for legal reasons. The following is what has been used by breeders and
U.S. labels in the past based on customer reviews. BUNNYRABBIT.com does not recommend either way. We only acknowledge that it is sometimes used in this capacity by customers.
Wound Spray - 1/2 tsp per gallon

What is the benefit of Vanodine & FAM over other disinfection products?
When properly diluted - Vanodine and FAM provide deep cleansing into soiled areas. Many other disinfectants require you to remove the animal, all food and all water from the cage before using, as well as thoroughly rinsing off after application. Also, other disinfectants do not release iodine at a controlled rate as they move through the soiled area. These disinfectants will immediately 'flash' disinfect only on the surface level. Vanodine can be applied directly on their cage and around their food and water.

How do I know when the Vanodine is no longer effective?
That's the nice thing about Vanodine and FAM! When the solution is no longer effective it will change color. As long as it remains a dark brown to amber color it is working. It will lighten considerably when it is no longer active and is time to get a new batch.

Does it kill bacteria and viruses inside the animal when used in drinking water?
No it does not. Drinking water sanitation is for disinfection of the water itself from spreading disease and other things which may be shared from animal to animal. It will not kill a disease which is already internal to the animal.

Can Vanodine be used as a fly repellent?
No it does not work as a fly repellent. It can be used in misters in order to kill bacteria in the air, but is not helpful as a fly repellent.

EPA number and manufacturer information
EPA number for Vanodine / FAM disinfectant ; 1007 - 83
V.18 and FAM are manufactured in the UK by Evans International PLC, whose quality system is registered by the British Standards Institution to ISO 9001. Cert. of Reg. No. FM 09535
 

Evans International PLC 
Brierley Rd, Walton Summit
Preston,  Lancashire PR5 8AH,  UK



Applications for use in Rabbitries - Aviaries 
Livestock Barns (Goats, horses, swine and cattle)

APPLICATIONS IN THE RABBITRY:

VANODINE FAM and V-18 should be regarded as a biocide rather than just a disinfectant. A biocide inactivates ALL types of organisms, viruses, bacteria and even fungi. A disinfectant does not necessarily do this for most disinfectants are "selective: in what they kill. Very few are effective against antibiotic-resistant organisms

which now worry the livestock producer, as a result of extensive use of antibiotics. Only a few of the corrosive types of disinfectant are effective against fungi spores and these levels are only efficient at dangerously strong dilution levels.

VANODINE is safe for use in drinking water to prevent the spread of water born disease and increases resistance to other diseases the rabbit may be exposed to during transport or exhibition.  It is not intended to kill disease within the animal only to kill pathogens in the water which can be a source of infection for the livestock.
Dilute VANODINE at the rate of 1/2-3/4 tsp per gallon of water for sterlizing water.

SANITATION:  Use VANODINE for cleaning feeders, water bottles and crocks, cages, tattoo equipment and nest boxes. Use VANODINE to disinfect hands after handling sick animals or spray in judging coops between classes.
Dilute VANODINE at the rate of 4-1/2 teaspoons per gallon of water for cleaning and disinfecting.

TREATING INJURIES:

Open wounds caused by fighting or sore hocks, weepy eyes, cysts etc. can be treated with Fam  or V-18 . and has powerful antiseptic properties as well as being an anesthetic. Dilute at the rate of 1 teaspoon per gallon of water.

AVOIDING MEDICAL PROBLEMS:

In the rabbitry, Vanodine can be used most effectively to control such things as Pasteurellosis including "Snuffles" and most respiratory troubles. It can be used against those forms of enteritis which are pathogenic, against Parathyphoid, Salmonellosis, Tuberculosis, Strangles, Ringworm, etc.  For Aerial Disinfecting dilute at the rate of 2 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of water.

A strict program of hygiene is imperative to reduce loss of litters, early death of kits, or financially devastating veterinary bills to save the family pet or commercial herd. This is where Vanodine will prove it's worth. All walls, cages, crocks, feeders and nest boxes should be washed as often as practicable to keep down harmful germs.

Drinking water should be sterilized to stop the spread of infection by adding teaspoon of Vanodine per gallon of water.   Well water is often the source of infection as are automatic water lines which can transmit infection from one animal to the next.  Vanodine kills the pathogens in the water making it safe for the rabbit to drink.

FOOT BATHS:

Fam  should be used in foot baths at the dilution rate of 3-4 tablespoons per gallon of water. One advantage to Vanodine over other disinfectants is that the color indicates that the solution is still active. While it still has color, it is working, but once it loses it's color then this should be taken as a guide to discard the solution and recharge the foot bath.

Foot bathes can be used to treat sore hocks or to prevent disease from being carried into or out of your rabbitry. A shallow tray or piece of carpet thoroughly saturated with Fam placed at the entrance where visitors wipe their feet will help keep your rabbitry healthy.

For breeders who use wooden resting boards or for solid floored cages, V-18 or Fam  is excellent for disinfecting areas soiled by urine or feces.

Dilution rate:

Sterilize Water                              1/2-3/4 tsp gallon
Nose, Eye & Wound Spray         1 tsp per gallon
Aerial Disinfecting                        1-1/2 tsp per gallon
General Disinfecting                    3 tsp per gallon
Foot Bathes                                 2-1/2 Tablespoon gallon

 

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